This page is also where we'll share the latest feedback about life in this area - highlighting what's going well, where we need to improve and what we're doing to achieve this.

"Nice and quiet area with kind neighbours"

87 %

of people feel the area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together.

54 %

of customers are satisfied with their neighbourhood.

84 %

of people feel connected to the community.

86 %

of repairs here completed first time.

71 %

of people advised they knew they could call for help if they needed it.

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Your Neighbourhood Officer is Stephanie Jones

Stephanie can support you to manage your tenancy and works hard to make sure the area is clean, safe, and somewhere you're proud to live.

Steph carries out quarterly neighbourhood inspections and is always happy for customers to join her. Find out when the next one is here and email if you'd like to join her.

You can also catch up with the latest community newsletter here


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Your Rent Support Officer is Tracy Brown

We're here to help you if you have any difficulties with your rent.

If you are struggling with rising household bills, we can check if there is any extra financial support you are entitled to. We can also refer you to money specialists and debt advisors if we feel you would benefit.

Our rents team is friendly, approachable and will never judge you or your situation. To contact us, please email, request a call back through Live Chat here on the website, or call 0300 561 1111.


Homes in Eccles & Walkden

  • We have 408 homes in Eccles and Walkden

Local issues and what we're doing to improve

Litter and fly tipping

47% of customers highlighted litter and fly tipping as a serious issue in the area.

Fly tipping can be reported here.

We also carry out weekly inspections and respond to reports of dumped rubbish.

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Grounds maintenance

38% people highlighted issues with untidy gardens and green areas. 

We know there have been issues with our previous grounds maintenance provider and we understand the impact this has on how people feel about where they live.

We are currently in an interim contract covering the winter months whilst we finalise a new permanent grounds maintenance provider.

We will update further around what you can expect from them when this process is complete. We have involved customers in the tender and have sought to secure the best value for money.

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Anti-social behaviour

18% of residents highlighted issues with ASB, with 28% of customers identifying drug dealing as an issue.

Further information on how and where to report issues can be found here.

Serious incidents or threats of violence should be reported immediately to the police on 999.  

To report a non-urgent incident to the police, call 101.


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Priorities and improvements

We asked customers for their top priorities to improve the area and what Irwell Valley Homes can do to help.

The top suggestions are:

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Your priorities

Improving the grounds maintenance service

Reducing drug dealing

Clearing fly-tipping and litter

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Your recommendations on how we can help

Increase awareness of the dangers of fly-tipping and work to remove existing rubbish

Increase police presence

Introduce residents' meetings and carry out more surveys

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    We are committed to ensuring you live in safe, clean environment

    How we will act on your priorities

    We will:

    • Carry out quarterly estate audits.
    • Work with local policing teams to highlight ‘hotspot’ areas to neighbourhood policing teams.
    • Work with our grounds maintenance provider to ensure work is done to the standard expected. 
    • Introduce ‘neighbourhood champions’ who will complete audits of their street.
    • Contact residents interested in creating a Tenants and Residents' Association and support with the development of this.
    • Hold regular meetings with Salford Council about communal spaces.
    • Work with Salford Council to tackle fly tipping.
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    We works in partnership with other groups to help us reach further

    In your area

    These include:

    • Greater Manchester Police
    • Emmaus Salford
    • Salford Council
    • Since April 2023, the Irwell Valley Foundation has donated £5,287 to support community activities in Eccles and Walkden, including employment and skills projects and initiatives tackling food poverty.

Customers in the area told us they were interested in accessing services to support health and wellbeing; youth services; social activities and skills and training.

Useful info and links

  • Street cleaning is undertaken by Salford Council, further information and reports of litter can be made here.
  • Information can be found here for police meetings in Eccles and Walkden.
  • Citizens advice hubs are available for drop-in appointments across Salford, information can be found for times and locations here.
  • The Castle Community group in Eccles offer a variety of services including youth clubs, more information can be found here.
  • Guild Hall Community Centre in Walkden offers a range of activities which can be found here.
  • Mustard Tree charity provide support with furniture, clothing, household items and white goods. You can find further information here.

People are friendly around the area. It's quiet and also close to all amenities.