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Residents in one of Britain’s formerly most run-down areas now run a housing association, their library and swimming pool

30 Nov 16

The BBC noted in 2010 that during the 1970s and 1980s, the post-war Castle Vale estate, dominated by tower blocks, became known for poverty and crime.

Residents in Castle Vale established a housing association with power and responsibility given to local people. The housing association has helped to lower crime levels, demolish and rebuild 2,275 houses and address health and unemployment concerns. The area underwent a 12-year regeneration in the…


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