A CHESTER community’s drive for a cleaner, greener and safer environment got a boost when the emergency services, a housing trust, the probation service and the borough council joined forces with residents to tackle local issues.
Blacon Impact Week ran from September 14-18 with Cheshire West and Chester Council providing a range of services including truancy patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour, improve school attendance and keep young people safe.
As well as targeted street cleaning focusing on fly tipping and dog fouling, trading standards officers and community safety wardens visited local schools to talk about their work.
Cheshire Police offered advice on preventing burglaries, carried out number plate recognition exercises and had special constable patrols. Meanwhile, the Local Neighbourhood Policing Team focused on preventing theft and drug use by executing warrants in the area.
Meanwhile, the Fire and Rescue Service provided free home fire safety checks and smoke alarms, Chester and District Housing Trust provided skips on Wyndham Road and Cairns Crescent and the Probation Service provided unpaid workers to clean the wall and path from Egerton Road bridge to Saughall Road bridge.
The annual impact week is a result of ongoing consultation with local people about how different agencies can work with them to improve their local environment and the quality of life.