Chelmsford Council wants to thank neighbourhood champions

This July, Chelmsford City Council is holding an awards ceremony to thank those who go the extra mile to care for their neighbourhoods – and they need your nominations.
Community Champions are people who do something special to make their local area a nicer place to be. Waste warriors who pick litter, guerrilla gardeners who plant flowers for all to enjoy and altruistic artists who find creative ways to improve their street: all are appreciated.

The ceremony is part of the Council’s NICE programme. Standing for ‘Neighbourhood Improvement & Community Engagement’, it encourages Chelmsfordians to take pride in the areas where they live.

Councillor Janette Potter, Cabinet Member responsible for the programme, said, “We run all kinds of projects to get people involved with their local environment, from riverbank clean-ups to beautiful artwork on underpasses, and we’re always amazed by how many brilliant volunteers get involved. Of course, there are also many wonderful people who work hard for their communities without anyone asking them to and, sometimes, without much thanks.

“We want to recognise their effort and give them a huge thank-you on behalf of Chelmsford.”

Do you know someone who deserves a NICE reward? To make your nomination, call the NICE team on 01245 615800 or email [email protected]. Nominations close on Wednesday 31 May.

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