What are the services, features and facilities which contribute most to community health and wellbeing in the area?

  • GP Surgeries
  • Health Walks
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Useable green spaces
  • Children’s areas
  • Housing
  • Hostels
  • Trees
  • Local church services
  • Charity shops
  • AA Support services
  • Buses coming into the area
  • Supermarket & shops
  • Rainbow Hub
  • St Annes Day Centre
  • St Mungos
  • Drop in centre
  • Dorset Gardens
  • Edward Street Garden
  • Old Stein park
  • New Stein
  • Queens Park
  • Lunch positive
  • LGBT support services
  • seafront
  • Street cleaning

Are there neighbourhood services, activities, features and facilities which work against good health and wellbeing?

  • Hills – affect walking from A to B
  • Drug and alcohol abuse on the streets. Open drug taking
  • Substance misuse normalisation
  • Drug activities – residents
  • Graffiti
  • Empty buildings/squats. run down and derelict
  • High density of hostels for rehab and ex offenders
  • Temporary & emergency accommodation
  • AirB&B
  • Alcohol
  • Amount of bars in the area
  • ASB in green spaces
  • Traffic on Edward St and St James Street
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Night life – negative side
  • Isolating for some people afraid to go out
  • Very late licences
  • Lack of balance of business
  • Sense of entitlement to steal
  • Everyone is affected – shops, shoppers residents
  • Glass collection on St James Street
  • Transient population & tourists who don’t care for the area
  • Using the street as a toilet

What should the community health and wellbeing priorities for the St James area be?

  • Linking services – promoting what is available
  • Think about the names – how things are worded. ‘health walk’ may sound quite daunting
  • Public transport
  • More investment in support for vulnerable people
  • Communities report more – clear referral pathway
  • Apathy about reporting – needs a positive push
  • Homeless leaflet – to pathway of help
  • Working with AirB&B owners to highlight recycling responsibilities to guests
  • Voucher system for beds rather than cash
  • Lists of useful information/help/provisions for business owners/shop workers who can signpost those begging
  • Controlling drink sales – licencing/pub owners
  • Addressing drugs issues
  • Tackling homelessness
  • Open drug dealing
  • Begging
  • Giving to those begging
  • Taking major drug dealers off the streets
  • Stop professional begging
  • People are isolated in their homes
  • More plain clothes officers
  • Stop gentrification
  • Addressing drug use and street drinking
  • Providing more facilities for drug users and street drinkers as they are part of community too