Great Places Housing Group took over almost 1,200 homes in Wybourn from Sheffield City Council in April 2007 following a tenants’ ballot. At transfer we promised to improve all homes beyond decent homes standard, improve services and embark on a programme of transformational change improving the environment, open spaces and reputation of the neighbourhood.
Great Places has made Wybourn one of our ‘Anchor’ neighbourhoods in our sustainable neighbourhood strategy. To date we have invested over £60m on decent homes work, highway and environmental improvements, as well as building 180 new homes in the area.
“I know there is a small area on Manor Oaks Road, but would like to see other places in Wybourn for kids to play.”
“I’d like to see a cleaner area with less fly-tipping.”
“I don’t go out much any more, but I’ve always been happy in the community.”
“I wish there were more classes for people to go to, like English or sewing.”
Lack of things for young people to do
Environmental issues caused by fly-tipping and littering
It can take longer to let properties here than in some other areas
Limited local leisure facilities
Wybourn is a welcoming, safe, clean and thriving neighbourhood where households are supported to reach their full potential and have strong community identity and pride.
To ensure people feel part of the Wybourn Community.
To deliver a high-quality, safe, clean environment creating a sense of ownership, belonging and pride in Wybourn.
We will work with Wybourn residents and organisations to improve local services. This will include offering employment and skills support and initiatives to help customers to become more financially dependent.
Our property is your home. We will ensure that customers in Wybourn have support, if needed, to look after their home and we will invest in improvements to make your home comfortable and warm.
A great place to start is exploring ways you can get involved with the development and management of your new community centre. From organising activities to helping to run the centre, get in touch to find out more.
If you would like to access employment and skills or tenancy support, you can contact us directly to find out more, or ask your Neighbourhood Services Manager for advice.
You can also get involved in helping to shape Great Places’ services and provide feedback.
There will be opportunities to meet a wide range of people from Great Places’ communities. Plus, you will get to see how your feedback and input helps to improve our services for the benefit
of you and other customers.
Any relevant travel and carer expenses will be covered where needed. Contact us to find out more.