Environment

 

Things in action to keep Chestfield looking tidy; 

  • The parish council organises community litter picks twice a year – usually in March and September – the dates of which are advertised in the parish magazine – and these are usually well supported. Our thanks to those residents who help us with these.
  • Sainsbury’s remove all litter and plastic bags from the area in front of the store, and the store manager agreed that they would do a daily litter pick along the footpath by the Rugby Grounds. 
  • McDonalds do a litter pick on a daily basis. 
    If for any reason this does not take place, or if there are litter problems, please let the parish council clerk know and she will contact the relevant managers and report it. 
    They are usually very co-operative. Our thanks to them for this
  •  It would be nice to see more people using the litter bins at the Bus Stop by Maydowns Road and by the Woman’s Institute, instead of throwing their litter on the grass verges along Chestfield Road. We are trying very hard to keep our village litter free,  but it needs all the Parishioners, both senior and younger to to help us achieve this.
  •  Several Dog Bins are installed around the village. But still dog walkers are allowing their dogs to foul in public areas. Please think about the young children and do not allow your dog to foul in these areas. Remember that bagged dog waste can be put in an ordinary waste bin too. 
  • We now have a good number of dog bins in the village so please make use of these…..Thank You 
 
ARE YOU BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR?
The village has a number of open ditches and culverts, such as that running from Molehill Road, The Drove, and across fields to Maydowns Road. We would remind you that it is the duty of riparian owners, under the Land Drainage Act, to keep your own section of the drainage system clear, and also not to dump rubbish in the system, which will cause problems to those further down stream. Those who act in such an unneighbourly fashion can be prosecuted.
 
Please can we ask you to remember your own legal responsibility – and also be a good neighbour to others?