COUNCIL tenants see their community get a spring clean this week.

Workers from the Colchester Borough Homes Make a Difference team will be out in force on Thursday to clean in Gateacre Court, Bensusan Court and the Rayner Road area in Shrub End and Christine Chase in Prettygate.

The work, which includes a general clean up as well as making specific improvements, will take place between 8am and 3pm and will be carried out by volunteers, councillors and representatives from GO4 Enterprises and Essex University.

Residents will also be encouraged to combat antisocial behaviour.

Karen Loweman, Director of Housing at Colchester Borough Homes, said: “These days are designed to make real improvements in local neighbourhoods.

“By building relationships with our tenants we can help to support our local communities and encourage a sense of pride in where they live.

“I would encourage anyone interested in taking part in any of our tenant activities to come along to one of our Make a Difference days and speak to a staff member.”