Officers from across Basildon Council including street scene, planning enforcement and housing, linked up with Clarion Housing and Swan Housing on an estate walkabout where they spoke to residents and identified issues with the aim of improving the neighbourhood. The walkabout was focused in and around Dewsgreen and Oldwyk.
Councillor Aidan McGurran, Chairman of Basildon Council's External Affairs, Partnership and Liaison Committee, said: "This action day is enabling us to work more closely with Clarion Housing to make sure the estate is clean and tidy and support is available for all residents on the estate.
"This follows the success of our "We're Cleaning Up" campaign and the first of these events in Ghyllgrove last month. We are focusing on the way our communities' look and feel and getting under the skin of the real issues. It is also an opportunity to highlight some long-standing issues."
Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor David Harrison added: "These estate action and improvement days are about education and our teams will be there to offer help and advice. However, it is important to make clear that there is no place for those who flytip and litter and if our officers see any evidence of that they will take action."
Clarion Futures, which is a community trust, provided wood fired pizzas, pumpkin carving, face painting and arts and crafts for local children as part of the action and improvement day with the support of their contractor, Engie.
To find out more about the council's "We're Cleaning Up" Campaign and what you can do to help keep your area tidy visit We're Cleaning-Up
Published on Wednesday 30 October 2019