VOLUNTEERS will pick up their paintbrushes to spruce up the Port Arcades.
On Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, Christians Together in the Port and Cheshire West and Chester Council are inviting people to engage.
Along with pupils from the University Church of England Academy and the Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, local residents and volunteers from local churches will be taking part in two community projects.
Commemorating the 21st anniversary of the Port Arcades, one group will be painting three large boards with scenes from the past, present and future of the Arcades.
They will be showing off their handiwork next to the Arcades entrance to the market.
Supporting the residents of Enfield Road, who have started brightening their gated alley with flowers and vegetables, the second group will be whitewashing walls, making flower planters and painting benches to create a community garden which will be maintained by the residents.
Christians Together in the Port have been organising Engage for the last two years.
At last year’s Engage, raised beds were built in the Tarvin Close Community Garden, and in 2010 a mural was painted at The Lock, raised beds built at Hollymere retirement village and the graveyard at Christchurch was mapped to help people trace their ancestors.
If you know of a project the team could tackle next year, let them know at firstname.lastname@example.org.