Environmental Improvement Programme

City West’s Environmental Improvement Programme is one of the biggest ever investments in Salford’s open spaces, and has been designed to allow communities and partners across City West’s 31 neighbourhoods to have a greater say in how their local areas should be improved.

Neighbourhoods across Salford are benefiting from upgraded facilities after City West worked with local communities to help identify where they wanted to see improvements being made.

The programme focuses on improving the appearance of local areas through a range of priorities that have been identified by local communities. This includes replacing or repairing fences and hedges, upgrading street lighting, creating drop kerbs and better car parking areas. The programme also includes measures to enhance security and improve green spaces for people to enjoy.

The programme aims to encourage people to take pride in their local area, providing them with the opportunity to tackle specific issues and make improvements that are important to their community.

Shop owners at Rydal Crescent say the regeneration work at their shopping parade, which has included new roofs, the renovation of shop fronts, rendering and replacement boundary walls, has meant the parade has become a hub for the community.

Jenelle Hafferty and Kellie Woodhouse first established the Walkden Cake Company at Rydal Crescent in February 2013.

Jenelle said “It’s hard to believe it now but the area looked quite run-down before the regeneration. The work was carried out so quickly, with almost zero disruption to the businesses on the crescent. It’s a vast improvement to the area and more people are visiting the shops. There’s also a greater sense of community in the crescent now and we all feel proud to be here.”