Supporters gathered at Eastfield Library to celebrate the launch of a new action plan which is set to transform the area.
The “New Eastfield Action Plan 2012-24” is the document that sets out this vision and a wide-ranging programme of activities, projects and investment to achieve it.
The plan has been developed over the last 18 months by a partnership of local people and public and private sector organisations delivering services in the area.
It aims to address many of the recognised issues in the neighbourhood, sustain the momentum of positive change that has been developing for several years, and create opportunities for local people from the development at Middle Deepdale. At the launch, community groups and organisations had displays and examples of their work on show for local residents.
These included Eastfield Children’s Centre, Dell-ve into Nature mini-beasts, Jobmatch skills, training and employment advice, Shaw Trust supporting families programme, North Yorkshire County Council Health and Adult Services with information on extra care housing and telecare, Incredible Edible, Community Centre DIY, Yorkshire Coast Homes community work, and Sanctuary Housing and K2 Regeneration (including Kebbell Homes and Keepmoat) with information on the new homes soon to be available and the local education, training and employment opportunities to be provided.
Refreshments were provided by the newly opened Poppy’s café.
Cllr Brian Simpson, chairman of Eastfield Parish Council and Scarborough Council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhood renewal, community involvement and partnerships, said: “We’re really pleased with the support and the turnout today.
“This is just the beginning.”