A SPLASH of paint has transformed a Bested estate into a world of colour.
Residents of the Trees Estate picked up their paint brushes and made a difference to where they lived with a grand painting job.
The event took place last Thursday and was organised by resident Gez Watson after a number of houses were given a pastel makeover.
Gez said: “It was absolutely fantastic. It was so nice to see residents pitching in and helping.
“It was also nice to see a lot of new faces.
“People have already said how nice it looks and how it brightens up the area.”
The painters managed to give some 50 bollards a lick of paint changing them from a dull grey to block colours of pale pinks, blues, greens and yellows.
“The pale colours match the colours the council painted the houses last year, they match together beautifully now. People have already christened us Balemory and we love it,” added Gez.
Arun District Council showed its support for the creative enterprise by providing £200 worth of paint and brushes to the merry band of workers.
Arun’s cabinet member for housing Roger Elkins said: “This is a great example of the different ways in which communities can pull together to improve their local area, something which the council fully supports.
“I would like to pay tribute to Gez and her passion for championing the area that she lives in and hope that her good work will encourage more local people to take pride in where they live.”