A housing association has won regional accolades for its work in reducing anti-social behaviour in Luton.
Aldwyck Housing Group, based in Houghton Hall Business Park, Porz Avenue, Houghton Regis, was overall winner at The East of England Community Impact Awards where it also picked up the safer streets category.
Aldwyck’s Next Generation Project aimed to reduce anti-social behaviour in Luton and, more specifically, at Hilltop Court. Activities coordinated by Aldwyck included setting up the Hilltop Youth Club, hosting events and giving 9-15 year olds access to free football coaching sessions.
The awards were organised by the National Housing Federation and involved more than 180 entries assessed by resident judges around the country.
The Next Generation Project involved more than 125 local young people in the past year.
Aldwyck Housing Group chief executive Harj Singh said; “The award provides recognition of the success we have achieved by working with local residents to make their communities great places to live and is something we wish to build on for the future.”
Aldwyck, which owns, manages and administers more than 11,000 properties across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and North London, has now been put forward to the national awards next year.