HIGH visibility patrols throughout the day and evening were a key focus of the Chadwell St Mary Partner Walkabout Day last Monday (June 27th).
Previous discussions and consultation with the community highlighted a large number of issues from street cleansing to highways. These were the focus of activities by Thurrock Council Officers joined by Police Community Safety Officers and the Mobile Police Unit. The PCSO’s also worked into the evening with staff from the local youth service.
During the day Essex Probation’s Community Payback Team cleared shrubbery in Chadwell Hill collecting 30 bags of green waste. They also collected a further eight bags from footpaths off Riverview.
Advice and information around crime prevention and safety were provided by the Partnership and a PCSO to individuals with learning disabilities at Marisco Hall.
Follow up actions including graffiti removal, fly-tip clearance, garden clearance, and weed removal from pavements are already being carried out.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service visited over 300 homes to discuss smoke alarm installations and vehicles with no tax are being followed up by the Community Protection Team.
Chadwell St Mary councillor Tony Fish took part in the engagement event at both Marisco Close and out on patrol. He said: “These events are a great opportunity to highlight real problems and issues facing communities and get them dealt with quickly and effective. Prompt action shows we are listening to our residents.”
Planned free dog chipping unfortunately could not take place on the day, but residents who turned up for this service will be contacted by Thurrock Trading Standards and arrangements made to chip their animals in the near future.
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