Making Shieldfield Cleaner, Greener and Safer

Community Walkabout led by Your Back Yard CIC – Saturday 28th June 2014 – Start and finish: Biscuit Factory Cafe

Our project in Shieldfield has got off to a good start, with many issues already identified through conversations with local groups and individuals. The aim of the project is to identify local issues and priority actions, develop an action plan and follow this up by creating a local group of residents and community groups and support them to deliver the projects identified.


Shieldfield is already a great place to be proud of with some projects already carried out and a vibrant and active community with many different local groups making it a great place to live. Our action plan focusses on three deliverable next steps:

  1. Creating a ‘green team’ or ‘green gym’ to engage local volunteers in tidying up and improving the green spaces and planting across Shieldfield
  2. Setting up a series of football coaching sessions to encourage local children and young people to make more use of the Multi Use Games Area
  3. Creating a regular venue for local people to meet together, ideally as a community cafe.