A group for residents and businesses covering central Bridlington around the Marshall Avenue area is helping to ‘make a difference’ on the streets of the town.
“The Bridlington Central Action Group was formed in July, 2013, partially as a response to a homeless hostel being located in the area, which crystallised other issues that the group felt weren’t addressed – dog fouling, litter, anti-social behaviour, drug offences etc.” said a spokesperson.
“We quickly gained recognition by both councils along with Humberside Police, who regularly attended our monthly meetings, as being representative of local residents` opinions and problems. We took the initiative of co-ordinating the Neighbourhood Watch for our six streets, at one point inviting other areas co-ordinators to our meetings until a new umbrella organisation was formed enabling them to have regular face-to-face contact with police and councillors.”
“We also supported the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 2018 with a local initiative that saw us trying to place a large red poppy in each of the properties where a fallen service person had lived in our six streets. Some of the present occupiers conducted their own research and displaying it in their windows.” they added.
The group have also ensured that each street has at least one litter-bin on each street, and two strategically placed grit-bins for residents to salt the pavements in icy conditions.
New members are always required. Please see the Facebook group: Bridlington Central Action Group for details.