Chelmsford City Council is bringing businesses and organisations together on Friday 21 April in a big effort to boost neighbourhood pride in Chelmer Village.
The Community Day of Action will see the area made to look its best. Litter will be picked, grass cut, hedges trimmed, graffiti removed, roads swept, street nameplates replaced - and any dog owners caught fouling will receive a penalty charge notice from enforcement officers.
The day is part of the Council's NICE programme, which encourages people to take pride in their local environment.
Councillor Janette Potter, Cabinet Member responsible for the programme, said, "You will notice a real difference around Chelmer Village after the Day of Action. Of course, we carry out maintenance across the Chelmsford area anyway. The idea is that, by doing everything on one day, residents will see how fantastic Chelmer Village can look when it is really taken care of. It's about loving where we live and understanding how important it is to look after our environment."
Between 9.30am and 2pm on the day, residents of Chelmer Village can visit pop-up information stands outside ASDA in the main square. There, extra recycling bags and boxes will be given out and dogs can be microchipped for free. You can speak to officers for advice on reporting dog fouling, antisocial behaviour and recycling, while the Centre Supporting Voluntary Action (CSVA) will give out information about volunteering. On behalf of Anglian Water, the CSVA will also be speaking about a new campaign called Keep It Clear, which is about the importance of not pouring oil or fat down your sink.
If you would like to know more about the day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 18 April 2017