Government minister Nick Herbert will visit a block of flats in Whitehawk today (Friday 1 April) which is home to an innovative project.
They will meet at Swallow Court in Albourne Close, home to “Our Neighbourhood”, a joint project between residents, police, Brighton and Hove City Council and housing contractor Mears.
The project began three years ago after complaints about vandalism, graffiti, litter, crime and the state of council housing in the area.
One aim of the project at Swallow Court – one of the four “bird” blocks, along with Falcon, Kestrel and Kingfisher Court – was to make it easier for residents to request housing repairs.
It was shortlisted for a Housing Excellence Award last year.
Christine El-Shabba, a resident who chairs the project steering group, said: “The impact of the project has been huge.
“The estate is cleaner, repairs are done quicker and crime and anti-social behaviour is tackled more effectively.
“The project has also led to five apprentices being recruited by Mears – young people that now have a better future.”