Street Champions are volunteers who act as the eyes and ears of the general public and report concerns to the council and other agencies. These issues include graffiti, litter, abandoned vehicles, fly-tipping and any other anti-social behaviour that can affect the quality of life for visitors and residents to an area.
The scheme aims to:
- Make lasting improvements to problems in neighbourhoods.
- Help improve environmental quality in an area.
- Help reduce crime and the fear of crime.
- Give residents the satisfaction of seeing something resolved that has been reported.
- Help promote communications between residents and the council.
- Help make Trafford a cleaner, safer and greener place to live.
What does becoming a Street Champion involve?
There is no set commitment, residents can engage as much or as little as they like whilst going about their daily lives. The most important thing is reporting the issues to ensure the relevant agency deals with it as soon as possible.
Why should I become involved?
Reporting issues as soon as they happen ensure they are taken care of quickly. The council proactively addresses issues relating to anti-social behaviour and the local environment, however, it is impossible for us to know every problem in the borough, this is where the Street Champions become involved. Rather than waiting for a normal inspection regime Street Champions report issues as they happen helping to improve the quality of local neighbourhoods.
Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit to becoming a Street Champion. All residents of Trafford are welcome to join the scheme, however we ask any person under the age of 16 to join our Junior Street Champion scheme.
How do Street Champions report issues to the Council?
There are several ways things can be reported:
- Through a dedicated Street Champion Hotline.
- Through the council website.
- Through a dedicated email address.
Can’t all residents report issues?
Yes. However Street Champions can get involved in the following opportunities:
- Local meetings to discuss local issues.
- Email updates on local Environmental/ASB issues.
- Quarterly e-bulletin.
- Environmental volunteering opportunities.
How do I apply to become a Street Champion?
Applying is simple, you can either:
Complete our online application form.
Call us on 0161 912 2000 to request an application form.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.