On Friday 21 April, Chelmsford City Council organised a NICE Community Day of Action in Chelmer Village.
Council staff worked with Chelmer Housing Partnership (CHP), Essex Fire and Rescue, Essex Police, Chelmsford Star Co-Operative, ASDA and Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action to tidy the area and encourage neighbourhood pride.
NICE Days of Action bring different organisations together to make practical, visible improvements to the local environment. New road signs, road sweeping, graffiti and litter removal and grass cutting were carried out. Council officers patrolled the area, advising residents about the consequences of dog fouling and offering free microchipping. Meanwhile, CHP spoke to residents about maintenance and communal gardens. Their carpenters carried out repairs to homes.
There was also an information stand in the village square, where residents collected new recycling containers and learned about fire safety. The Volunteer Centre promoted Anglian Water's Keep It Clear campaign and spoke to 70 people, while the police promoted a free community alert service called Essex Community Messaging.
Chelmsford Star Co-Operative kindly provided refreshments for the teams working on the day and CHP hosted them.
The Council would like to thank all the residents and organisations who got involved.
Do you think your neighbourhood would benefit from a Day of Action? Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 11 May 2017