Communities and neighbourhoods
Living Places: Cleaner, Safer, Greener

Living Places: Cleaner, Safer, Greener

Published 19 September 2006
Type(s) Strategies and action plans
Site Communities and neighbourhoods
Product code 02 UP 00687
Price Free


Public spaces are a barometer of a community. As human beings we respond positively and instinctively to places that are welcoming. We want to spend time - and money - in such a community. But all too often, we experience places that are unwelcoming, unkempt and difficult - or even dangerous - to use. The quality of public spaces affects all of us wherever we live and work.

Safe, well-maintained and attractive public spaces have a critical role in creating pride in the places where we live which, in turn, is essential to building community cohesion and successful communities. That is why the Government is committed to action to make public spaces cleaner, safer, greener places that enhance the quality of life in our neighbourhoods, towns and cities.

This document sets out the Government's approach to making cleaner, safer, greener public spaces.


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