The new Neighbourhood Action Teams started in the borough around 3 weeks ago and today they pay their first visit to Hutton North.
The new team is made up of 4 recruits who provide extra resources to those already in place at the depot, to help keep Brentwood looking beautiful.
They are spending two days in the ward, before returning for a full week in August.
The idea behind the NAT is that local people and councillors decide on the work that they do. From speaking to residents and doing a walk around the Long Ridings area, I have identified work for them.
Firstly, they will be helping to smarten up the footpath from Queenswood Avenue to the Hutton Industrial Estate. As you’ll see from the photos, the weeds have become overgrown and the bushes are hanging down.
Secondly, I have asked that they spend time at the Hutton Community Centre finishing off some of the grounds work that the volunteers didn’t get round to tackling on the action day, which took place this weekend.
Thirdly, they will be tidying up the woodland walk from Woodland Avenue to Hawksmoor Green.
Finally, there is a broken fence next to the karate club in Hutton Poplars, which will be removed and the area tidied up.
During the walk about, I also identified a number of issues in need of attention and some of these have already been dealt with in the last few days. For example, fly tipping by the Woodland Avenue garages has been removed, graffiti has been dealt with and a broken bicycle sign has been straightened up and repainted.
If you have any other ideas for work that you would like done in August, when the team returns for a full week, please do drop me a line.