Council staff help residents give Lache a spring clean

16 June 2016

Council staff have joined forces with local residents as part of a volunteering day in Lache. 

The group spent a full day sprucing up Lache Community Centre and Hawthorn House, the base for Lache Community Development Trust.

Around 12 staff from the Council’s Regulatory Services Team joined volunteers from St Mark’s Church, a ward councillor, Lache Community Development Trust and officers from the Council’s Chester Locality and Finance Teams.

The Council’s volunteering initiative - Love Your Streets - enables staff to access two days volunteering leave to support the council’s vision to create thriving communities.

The Group painted two meeting rooms at Lache Community Centre and gave the garden a makeover by carrying out some pruning and weeding. 

Work completed at Hawthorn House included painting wooden benches and jet washing a decking area.  The full day of tasks also included a litter pick around Lache.

Councillor Karen Shore, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I’m delighted that Council staff are able to donate some of their time to support local communities. Everyone involved did a fantastic job in Lache.

“Residents may be used to seeing our Regulatory Services staff in more of an enforcement role - tackling littering, trading standards issues or environmental crimes. It’s good to see them out and about doing their bit to help our communities thrive.”  

Regulatory Services staff (left to right) Nathan Bradbrook, Ruth Whittle and Dominic Keighley litter picking in Lache as part of the volunteering day.

Staff from the Council’s Regulatory Services, Localities and Finance Teams take part in a volunteering day in Lache

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