Mayfield Community Development

Fraser Houses engaged us to carry out community consultation to identify the key issues, concerns and needs of residents in 800+ unit residential development in Newtownabbey.

Issues Encountered

  • Concerns over lack of community spirit
  • Initial lack of Community Ownership
  • Lack of Community Activities.

Our Involvement

Information was gathered through a range of surveys, public meetings and contact with local representatives. The various consultation sessions raised the common concerns of anti-social behaviour, lack of community cohesion and activities for residents.

To this end, we oversaw the process of establishing a Community Association, developing a Community Plan, employing a Community Development Officer and securing funding sourced from various governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Since the inception of the Community Association in January 2008, a range of regular activities and events have been organised for all age groups of the community with the aim of encouraging social cohesion, civic pride and reducing levels of anti-social behaviour.

The Community Association has also begun to generate income and act as an interface between residents and local representatives.

Details

  • Location:Mayfield Garden Village, Newtownabbey
  • Client:Fraser Houses
  • Status:On-going
  • Type:Community Development and Facilities Management
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
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  • CIPR Gold Award Winner for Outstanding Small Consultancy
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  • RTPI UK and Ireland Small Planning Consultancy of the Year Award
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Irish Planning Institue
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Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland