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Kids to take part in Highwoods day of action
1:00pm Friday 6th July 2012 in News
A COMMUNITY event is taking place Highwoods.
The day of action will include a mass clean-up, a staged emergency incident as well as school kids running a speed trap.
Colchester Council officers will also be out and about cleaning up litter, giving advice on dog fouling, recycling as well helping to clean up graffiti.
The event, which is being run by the Safer Colchester Partnership, begins at 8am at the Bluebell Centre, in Jack Andrews Drive on Tuesday.
Gerard Oxford, borough councillor for Highwoods, was part of a group who surveyed more than 650 people in ward.
“The two main things which came up were that people are having trouble with dog fouling and cars speeding,” Mr Oxford said.
“This is a chance for people to have their say on Highwoods and tell us what they like and what they don’t like.
“It’s not a one-off, we are going to be involved in five or six more sessions, so this is just the start.”
From 9am children from Highwoods Community Primary School, in Tynedale Square, will be manning speed tests in Brinkley Grove Road.
If motorists are stopped they will be given the choice of accepting a ticket or being given a talking to by children on how important staying safe on the road is.
There will also be a mobile skate park in Rawlings Crescent between 1.30pm and 5pm.
Soldiers from the Military Corrective Training Centre are being charged with cleaning up two underpasses.