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Reclaiming Castlefield

21 August 2022


There has never been a need as urgent or big as there is now to reclaim Castlefield.

Over the years there has been chronic underfunding and lack of investment in Castlefield in terms of community facilities and infrastructure. This has created an environment where:

  • 31% of residents are economically inactive compared to 15.4% in Wycombe 
  • 27% of all residents aged 16 and over do not have any qualifications 
  • 53.5% residents aged 16 to 74 in employment are employed in low paid jobs such as machine operatives and elementary occupations compared to 27.6 in Wycombe 
  • 5.3 have general health bad or very bad compared to 3.5 in Wycombe 
  • 24.6 % of people live in overcrowded houses compared to 8.2 in Wycombe 
  • 25.8% of children obese by year 6 compared to 15 in Wycombe 
  • 23.1 adults are obese compared to 21.1 in Wycombe 

In addition there are issues that residents have to contend with on a daily basis that are deeply entrenched in Castlefield including drugs, speeding, flytipping etc 


To make Castlefield a better place to live, study, grow up and work in.


If we don't act now, this cycle will continue for generations, we must break this.

We are demanding that there is a long term commitment from residents, statutory services and community groups to improve Castlefield to realise our vision

We invite you to be part of this journey, we invite you to help us reclaim Castlefield

We will do this by

  • Lobbying for reversal of years of neglect, under funding and under investment
  • Ensuring public services are available and accessible
  • Restoring a sense of community, local pride and belonging
  • Creating opportunities to develop local skills and talents
  • Empowering local leaders and communities
  • Improving safety and personal security
  • Holding public services and local leaders accountable
  • Facilitating long term strategic plans to identify and address the root causes of the problems residents face
  • Working with residents partners including statutory and community groups

Getting Involved

The following are areas of concern that we are looking for volunteers to assist in

  • Speeding
  • Drugs, Substance Abuse & County Lines
  • Parking
  • Littering & Fly-tipping
  • Visual, Landscape and Recreational
  • Educational 
  • Health and social care

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