Rowhedge is the focus for the 21st Community Day of Action, taking place on Friday 7 October 2016. This will be the third Day of Action where community groups have taken the lead on priorities to tackle issues of local concern.
East Donyland Parish Council will work alongside the Safer Colchester Partnership (SCP) and take to the streets to address a range of issues identified as a priority by local residents, including:
• Speeding vehicles, parking issues and potholes
• Dogs and dog fouling
• Improving the local street scene, greenswards and footpaths
• Anti-social behaviour, littering and vandalism
Other activities planned for the day include free dog microchipping, free smoke alarm fitting and a cooking fire-safety demo. Residents are also invited to discuss matters of personal interest or local concern with representatives of Essex Police, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester CVS, Age UK Essex, Colchester Borough Homes, Recycle for Essex, Trading Standards, Essex Youth Service, Wivenhoe Repair Café and Essex University VTeam. Colchester United FC's mascot, Eddie the Eagle, will also be on hand to greet the public.
Organisers expect the Rowhedge Day of Action to create a number of legacy benefits, including Neighbourhood Watch and Community Speed Watch schemes, the development of community gardens at Heath Road and Rectory Road, and the renovation of Shipyard Corner.