A community improvement project that has captured the imagination of residents in a west Hull street will be helped off the ground this week by the Hull 2020 programme.
From Monday 1 September more than a dozen neighbours will begin to plant hedgerows of lavender in their front gardens along Hull’s Coltman Street.
Simon Kelsey of the Coltman Street Residents' Association shared the simple idea of planting lavender to transform the street and bring neighbours together at the launch of the Hull 2020 programme in August.
NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has provided funding towards the purchase of lavender bushes, as part of the Hull 2020 pledge to support and empower communities to come forward with their own ideas to help build a better future for people living in the city.
Emma Latimer, Hull 2020 programme Sponsor, said:
“Simon’s idea that -You don't need to move to a better area. Working together we can make our area better - positively affirms the Hull 2020 vision of making a better future together.”
“The lavender project is the first of a number of innovative community-led projects to support the development of Local Champions for Hull 2020,and celebrate the work they are doing to improve the health and wellbeing in their own communities.”
If you live or work in Hull and have an interest in improving your life, or that of the people you care about you can be a Hull 2020 champion. Whether you are inspired to improve life in your community, looking for a fresh challenge or just want to put right something that is stopping you from living your life to the full we want to hear from you, support you to achieve your goals and then share your achievements with others so that they can do the same.
For interview/photograph opportunities please contact Emma Shakeshaft, Hull CCG Communications Manager on 01482 344820.
The Hull 2020 transformation programme was launched in Hull in August 2014. Its vision is:
“In 2020 we will work together better to enable the people of Hull to improve their own health and wellbeing and to achieve their aspirations for the future.”
The Hull 2020 programme is led and delivered by a partnership of nine local organisations working with local people and communities:
- NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- Hull City Council
- City Health Care Partnership CIC
- Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull
- Humber NHS Foundation Trust
- Yorkshire Ambulance Service
- Humberside Police
- Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
- Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust