MEMBERS of the public got the chance to have their say on what improvements they want to see in their neighbourhood.

Residents living in Greenfields Community Housing properties in Braintree were invited to discuss their views during drop-in sessions run by the housing group.

The events were held at Progress Court and Peel Crescent and were also attended by members of Essex Police, Braintree Council and Open Road.

One of the main issues raised by residents was the need to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in nearby areas.

Greenfields says it will take all suggestions on board and hopes to hold more discussions once social restrictions put in place due to coronavirus are over.

Estate co-ordinator Stephen Pettit said: "We were aware that some residents felt improvements were needed and we wanted to hear their views in person.

"Thank you to all of our partners for joining forces with us and the residents who spoke to us; we’re now considering future drop-in sessions as they’re so useful."

Greenfields says it has carried out inspections at Progress Court and Peel Crescent to ensure the estates were free from litter and fly-tips.

Bosses say they are organising a clean up of communal areas in Progress Court later this year, with brick planters being replaced with an external bin store.