It also considers the dual practices that have emerged from this nexus of feelings. One set of activities circle around my desire to fight the incipient ‘ruination’ that is embodied (for me) in Broughton’s littered streets, overflowing bins and the increase in properties being let out as houses in multiple occupancy (HMOs). To be clear, an alternative narrative of the locality would point to a decrease in anti-social behaviour in recent years, the positive effects of new housing developments and the numerous ways in which the locality has changed for the better. All narratives, I understand, are contested and indeed my own feelings are similarly contested, as I also feel a real value in and connection to this place, which is rich in architectural and natural beauty, which is green and quiet and, at times, quite bewitching. Perhaps because of this felt attachment to the area, I fight against its ‘ruination’, as I perceive it. This is enacted in a number of ways, but mainly through my role as a street champion, a voluntary position created by Salford City Council for ‘committed local people’ who wish to ‘make a positive difference in the community’ by ‘helping to tackle environmental concerns around the city’ (Salford City Council, n.d.).