A community company for Blacon
Avenue Services is a community company that has the active support of Blacon residents, and the financial and managerial support from the local authority, Cheshire West and Chester Council, and the local housing trust, Chester and District Housing Association.
As a community company, Avenue Services’ only priority is the Blacon area. It aims to empower local people and help to identify more opportunities for social enterprise and economic development in the area. The company delivers local public services throughout Blacon, and is run on behalf of the residents, responding to their needs and priorities.
The eight person management board for Avenue Services, which already contains five Blacon residents, is starting to empower local people and identify local need. And in the first year, Avenue Services has pledged to:
- begin working on the multi-million pound project to develop the Parade
- improve grass cutting, grounds maintenance and litter picking
- remove fly tipping and bulky waste quicker
- protect and improve opportunities and activities for young people, including a new youth facility.