CFL helped facilitate a clean up in the local area with community members. Zaheer Hameed participated in the clean up and said“Community Focus are doing a great job in this area and are helping many community members in a number of ways. I took part in this clean up to help make a difference in my area and I also volunteered my own time to help make my community a better place to live”. Fly tipping and environmental issues have become common place in the UK over the last few years. We believe it is important to involve local people in planning and organising events and projects which allows them to have a say in their local community and helps create avenues for social change. As well as undertaking the cleanup we also spoke to local residents and spent time undertaking street listenings. Street Listenings is a model we have been developing and piloting over the last few years. We believe this model will help engage local community members and help make a difference in their lives and facilitate community empowerment.