NICE Best Kept Street Competition

Nominate your street today! Chelmsford City Council has just launched the NICE Best Kept Street Competition to celebrate beautiful roads across the Chelmsford area.

This is the first time that the Council has run the event to recognise the hard work and creativity that many residents put into making their local neighbourhood a nice place to be.

The awards are part of the Neighbourhood Improvement & Community Engagement (NICE) programme, which is all about encouraging pride in our local areas and rewarding people who look after them. Residents can nominate a street that shows:

- Visual attractiveness
- Smart front gardens
- Well looked after buildings
- Correct recycling on collection day
- Absence of litter
- Absence of dog fouling.

To enter please send two photographs of your street and 200 words explaining why you think it should win to
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