Firefighters are offering their services free to a community project this summer.

Colleagues at Chichester Fire Station want to hear from organisations in the district that need extra support to complete a project.

This could be anything from decorating community spaces, repairing community assets or rejuvenating neglected gardens.

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The chosen project must be doable within a day and the group running the project should make sure all the necessary materials are provided.

The crew will then carry out the work and can also use tools from the fire engine to assist them.

Community groups, charities and individuals are all invited to apply.

They should submit a 250-word explanation about their project and how the crew can help, along with photographs related to the project or the area where work is needed.

These can be submitted online at https://westsussex-self.test.

Chichester Fire Station manager Anton Mezzone said: "As part of our work within the city and wider district we work really closely with a number of different community organisations, providing fire safety advice and carrying out vital fire prevention work.

"Through this work we know there are a lot of community groups, charities and local organisations that have some great ideas to improve their communities for people living and working in those communities, but they may not have the resources to carry these works out.

"We are really keen to hear from anyone within the district who may have hit a brick wall with a project and are in need of some free labour.

“If you are in need of some extra support on a project for your community, we want to hear from you.”

The firefighters will also be carrying out key fire safety work on the visit which will include advice on how to correctly use smoke and gas alarms.

The team will also give out advice on how to minimise the risk of fires to help organisations keep safe.

Applications for the opportunity will no longer be accepted once the service receives 50 requests, or any time after August 4.