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November 11th - Community Clear Up Day

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Topic: November 11th - Community Clear Up Day
Posted By: Grovesy
Subject: November 11th - Community Clear Up Day
Date Posted: 29 October 2006 at 8:55pm

From the Ringmaster message posted by BB:

"We would like to make you aware of a local clear up event which is being organised by Chiltern District Council focusing on the following roads of Chalfont St Peter, including Leachcroft, Weedon Close, Grove Lane, Nicol Road, Nicol Close, Eleanor Road, Glebe Road, Tunmers End,Tunmers Court, Pinetree Close,Lovel End, Grove Hill, Grove End, Lovel Mead, Lovel Road,

There will be a week of activities in the area starting on Monday 6 November and running throughout the week.  Activities will include some fire risk checks, clearing fly tipped rubbish and graffiti removal. Then on Saturday 11 November there will be a community day when local

Residents will be encouraged to participate. Police, Community Support officers and crime reduction officers will be on hand to offer advice. Maggie Bungard, Anti social Behaviour officer at Chiltern District Council would welcome your input and involvement, both in the planning  and during the event itself so if you have any questions please call her on 01494 732177."

Posted By: Grovesy
Date Posted: 29 October 2006 at 9:02pm
For your info...

There will be some free food (bbq) available at the Leisure Centre in the car park for this event, kindly provided by Gold Hill BC...feel free to drop by for a bacon roll and a cuppa. 12pm - 3pm

Paul Morris of Fineland Forestry is leading a team of local residents in helping to clear some of the alleyway to improve visibility.

Liam Eaglestone and some leaders from the Youth Centre will be getting some young people involved in Graffitti Clearing and Litter Picking...

If you do want to get involved in any way - please PM me, I'm helping to organise some aspects of this event.  If you live in any of the roads mentioned you should have got, or getting a leaflet through your door soon explaining some more about this event.


Posted By: Grovesy
Date Posted: 10 November 2006 at 9:09am

Just a reminder that this Clear Up day is happining.  If you want to meet with local police officers or fire service for crime & fire prevention advice they will be at the leisure centre from 11-3pm.  Tea/Coffee/Food available freely. Local councillors available from 11-12pm for a surgery. 

If you want to help out with litterpicking in the area, or graffitti removal, let me know so I can make sure there is ample equipment there for you.

Cheers - grovesy

Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 13 November 2006 at 11:14am
was out of chalfont most of sat..... how did it go ? a good turnout ?

need a stella and i need one now !

Posted By: Grovesy
Date Posted: 13 November 2006 at 11:57am

Thanks for asking BB

Great turnout!  All told about 60 people from the community turned out, in addition to police, fire, council(s). Fire brigade did a number of smoke detector installations and the police were on habd to give crime prevention advice.

There were a large number of bulky items collected, graffitti removed from the alleyway, foliage cleared back form the alleyways to improve access and visibility (thanks to Paul Morris for providing that).

Lots of food eaten (kindly provided by Gold HIll BC and the Village Hall) and a good time had by all.  The real strength of it though was just getting different people from the community talking and working together.

I think we will be planning  another one sometime in April - I'll keep you posted...

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