Pride in place: Tackling incivilities

Local environmental problems – or incivilities – can have a serious and long-lasting impact on wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and communities. Issues including vandalism, graffiti, litter, dog mess and discarded rubbish really matter to people and have a disproportionate impact on those living in the UK’s least affluent communities.

The Carnegie UK Trust has published a report highlights the benefits offered by a community-led approach to tackling these problems and calling for more support to made available to communities, to help them address the environmental problems affecting their neighbourhood.

To download the report, which includes case studies of eight community projects, and two more detailed research papers, visit