Sovereign Communities

Our Sovereign Communities groups provide a structured place for local conversations and feedback.

As part of our community action approach, residents get involved with larger community and estate projects in their area. We support them with training to develop their skills and create sustainable projects. 

Local residents can also provide us with feedback to support our business-wide Scrutiny Coordination Group.

Below, you can find information on who our groups are and what they’re doing.

Nelson Road Playpark Group, Newport, Isle of Wight

Nelson Road playpark

This group is working to improve their area – in particular, the play park, which has been well used but is now tired, and the equipment is in need of regeneration. 

The group, made up of Sovereign residents and other local people, wants to improve safety and reduce vandalism and anti-social behaviour in and around the park. They’re looking at requesting speed restrictions on the surrounding roads and prohibiting dog walking and fouling. 

They also want to bring back community events, which used to be held in the park, so that the space can again become a focus point for the community.

You can find the Nelson Road community group on Facebook.

Other areas

A number of other groups are setting up at the moment. Groups hope to launch in early 2018 for:

  • Christchurch
  • Oxfordshire
  • Hungerford

If you'd like to find out more or get involved, please contact our Community Engagement team.