Charlestown and Lower Kersal new deal for communities
Using what we have learned through the 10 year programme
"Making Charlestown & Lower Kersal a place where people want to live, by building a community and future that engages everyone."
In 2001, the Charlestown and Lower Kersal Partnership was awarded £53million to spend on improvements to the area over a ten-year period from 2001 to 2011. This work involved creating a safe and attractive environment, quality homes, improved and expanded neighbourhood based facilities, improved local services and support for residents.
The programme ended in March 2011, having achieved success across the programme, including:
• 73% of residents are satisfied with the area as a place to live - up from 32% in 2001
• 81% of residents feel that their quality of life is very or fairly good
• 64% of residents say that they feel safe in the New Deal area - better than the average for the whole City
• 77% of residents are satisfied with local parks and open spaces, compared to 14% in 2002
• 81% of residents are satisfied with local health facilities, compared to 29% at the start of the NDC programme
• 41% of residents say that they feel part of the local community, compared to 22% in 2001
• 17% of adult residents have no qualifications, compared to 38% in 2001
A number of evaluation reports, illustrated booklets and other materials and data are available on the Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities legacy website.