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My Block Sparkles 2016 – Final Results
15 September 2016

We are pleased to announce the final results for My Block Sparkles 2016.

Results Block  S&CC Rebate Amount
1st

Bukit Gombak Goodview Garden RC

Block 394 Bukit Batok West Ave 5

 $10 per household unit
2nd

Chua Chu Kang Zone 3 RC

Block 107 Teck Whye Lane

 $7 per household unit
3rd

Hong Kah North Zone 9 RC

Block 274A Jurong West Ave 3

 $5 per household unit
3rd

Nanyang Zone 4 RC

Block 849 Jurong West St 81

 $5 per household unit
Consolation

Keat Hong Zone 5 RC

Block 289 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3

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Best Partner Award:  Nanyang Zone 4 RC 

Launched in 2013, My Block Sparkles is an annual competition aimed at raising awareness as well as encouraging residents to keep their estates clean. The assessment takes into account, both the physical and social dimensions of the estates i.e. the overall cleanliness, the amount of obstruction, bulky and dangerously placed items as well as the residents’ efforts & cooperation towards keeping their blocks clean.

Together with Chua Chu Kang Town Council, the Residents’ Committees have all put in hard work over the past few months to organise educational activities such as block visits, block cleaning, exhibitions, and talks to encourage residents to participant and keep their estates clean and safe.

All households within the top 3 blocks will be entitled to a one-off S&CC rebate. This rebate will be reflected automatically in the November 2016 bill. A plaque recognising this achievement will also be installed at the blocks.

Once again, we would like to thank all residents for their strong support and active participation!

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My Block Sparkles 2016 – Round 3
5 August 2016

Launched in 2013, My Block Sparkles is an annual competition aimed at raising awareness as well as encouraging residents to keep their estates clean.

Based on the quality of the Social Dimension Proofs submitted as well as the Physical Dimension Assessment by our panel of judges for Round 2, we have selected one Residents’ Committee (RC) per constituency for the advancement to Round 3 of the competition.

The Social Dimension Proofs submitted include photographs, Powerpoint presentations, and even videos of the campaigns and activities which the RCs organised to promote the competition. The Physical Dimension Assessment was a point system assessment based on the level of cleanliness, amount of obstructions/illegal fixtures/dangerously placed items found in the block.

We hope that all residents will continue to keep their blocks clean and safe. All households within the top 3 winning blocks will be entitled to a one-off S&CC rebate. A plaque will also be installed at the void deck to recognise the efforts made by residents.

For more information about My Block Sparkles, you may contact us at info@ccktc.org.sg or 6569 0388.

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My Block Sparkles 2016 – Round 2
10 June 2016

Launched in 2013, My Block Sparkles is an annual competition aimed at raising awareness as well as encouraging residents to keep their estates clean.

My Block Sparkles 2016 – Round 1 of the competition ended on 31 May 2016, and we have moved on to Round 2. Advancing to the next round are 2 Residents’ Committees (RCs) per constituency, and this was determined based on the quality of their Social Dimension Proofs submitted during the first round.

The Social Dimension Proofs submitted include photographs, Powerpoint presentations, and even videos of the campaigns and activities which the RCs have organised to promote the competition. Through these efforts, more residents now understand that they play a vital part in keeping the estates clean and safe.

We hope for the continued support of all residents; your participation, effort and cooperation in keeping your block clean and safe will contribute to the overall assessment of your block.

All households within the top 3 winning blocks will be entitled to a one-off S&CC rebate. A plaque will also be installed at the void deck as well to recognise the efforts made by residents.

For more information about My Block Sparkles, you may contact us at info@ccktc.org.sg or 6569 0388.

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My Block Sparkles 2016 – Round 1
15 April 2016

Launched in 2013, My Block Sparkles is an annual competition aimed at raising awareness as well as encouraging residents to keep their estates clean. This year, we have repackaged My Block Sparkles into a “Champions League” format, which will pit all 5 divisions’ selected blocks in 3 rounds of intense competition. 

Together with the Residents’ Committees, we will coordinate campaigns and activities for residents to participate in. In turn, we need your help to maintain the cleanliness and the safety of your block. Your participation and efforts towards keeping your estate clean and safe will contribute to the overall assessment. 

All households within the top 3 winning blocks will be entitled to a one-off S&CC rebate. A plaque will be installed at the void deck as well to recognise the efforts made by residents. 

We look forward to your support in taking the necessary steps to make our environment cleaner and more conducive for our future generations.

For more information about My Block Sparkles, you may contact us at info@ccktc.org.sg or 6569 0388. 

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My Block Sparkles 2015 – Award Ceremony
21 November 2015

My Block Sparkles 2015 Award Ceremony was held in conjunction with Lam Soon Community Centre’s Thank You Dinner for Seniors on 21 November 2015. Nine blocks were recognised; and one block received a special Innovative Award for the creative presentation of its working committee.

Organized yearly by Chua Chu Kang Town Council since 2013 to encourage residents’ cooperation in keeping their estates clean, this year’s contest period was from 1 May to 31 August 2015.

At the awards ceremony, Mr Zaqy Mohamad, MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC (Keat Hong) and Chairman of Chua Chu Kang Town Council, said: “This competition saw the working committees’ creativity while they actively carried out initiatives to create awareness and garner residents’ support. The town council, working committees and residents, worked hand in hand to improve the overall standard of cleanliness at these blocks, surrounding areas and in turn the whole town. Residents also became more aware of their responsibility in keeping their living environment clean.”

All household units in the winning blocks will be rewarded with a one-time rebate on their Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) for their November 2015 bills. The rebates range from $5.00 to $20.00 depending on the block’s ranking. The winning blocks will also have a plaque installed in their lift lobbies recognizing their achievements.

The photographs of this event can be found in Gallery.

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My Block Sparkles 2015 – Winning Blocks
04 November 2015

Congratulations to the followings blocks for winning My Block Sparkles 2015!

Every year, My Block Sparkles aims to help to raise community awareness and to promote social responsibility in keeping the living environment clean. The assessment takes into account, both the physical and social dimensions of our estate i.e. the overall cleanliness, the amount of obstruction, bulky and dangerously placed items as well as the residents’ efforts & cooperation towards keeping their block clean.

All households within the winning blocks will be entitled to a one-off S&CC rebate. This rebate will be reflected automatically in the November 2015 bill. A plaque recognizing this achievement will also be installed at the blocks.

Congratulations once again in receiving this esteemed and deserving award, and do continue keeping your block sparkling clean!

 

Most Improved Block

Results

Block

S&CC Rebate Amount

1st

Blk 533 Bukit Batok St 51

 $20 per household

2nd

Blk 640 Choa Chu Kang St 64

 $15 per household

3rd

Blk 443 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4

 $10 per household

Consolation

Blk 735 Jurong West St 75

 $5 per household

Cleanest Block

Results

Block

 S&CC Rebate Amount

1st

Blk 524 Bukit Batok St 52

 $20 per household

2nd

Blk 476B Choa Chu Kang Ave 5

 $15 per household

3rd

Blk 827 Jurong West St 81

 $10 per household

Consolation

Blk 752 Choa Chu Kang North 5

 $5 per household

Consolation

Blk 342 Bukit Batok St 34

 $5 per household

Most Innovative Award

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Blk 827 Jurong West St 81

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Have You Done Your Part to Keep Your Block Sparkling Clean?
07 July 2015

We are moving into the final phrase of My Block Sparkles 2015 as the Assessment Day draws closer. Started in 1 May 2015, it has been a challenging yet fulfilling journey for us to raise community awareness and to promote social responsibility in keeping the environment clean.

Together with the Working Committees, we have conducted block visits, various events, and even block washings for residents’ participation. Through these efforts, residents now understand that they also play a part in keeping the estates cleaner and safer.

We hope to continue getting all residents’ support in the final phase of My Block Sparkles 2015; your participation, effort and cooperation in keeping your block clean and safe will contribute to the assessment of your block!

For more information regarding My Block Sparkles 2015, you may contact us at info@ccktc.org.sg or 6569 0388.

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My Block Sparkles 2015 – Selected Blocks
28 April 2015

My Block Sparkles 2015 will officially start on 1 May 2015!

My Block Sparkles was launched in 2013 to raise community awareness and to promote social responsibility in keeping the environment clean.

Together with the Working Committees, we will co-ordinate campaigns and activities for residents to participate in and play a part in maintaining the cleanliness and safety of their blocks.

All households within the winning blocks will be entitled to a one-off S&CC rebate as well as a plaque installed at the void deck.

We look forward to making Chua Chu Kang Town a cleaner and safer place for all.

If your block has been selected for My Block Sparkles 2015, you may contact us at info@ccktc.org.sg or 6569 0388 for participation details and other related information.

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My Block Sparkles 2014 – Award Ceremony (Most Improved Blocks)
11 September 2014

We wish to congratulate the followings blocks for winning this year’s My Block Sparkles! This year, we looked for the Most Improved Blocks and we were very happy to see our residents work hand in hand with the RCs & Town Council to spruce up their estates!

If you are a resident of one of the winning blocks and would like a complimentary ticket to the event, call us at 6569 0388. (While stocks last: first come, first served basis)

1st Prize Chua Chu Kang Division: Blk 485C CCK Ave 5
2nd Prize Bukit Gombak Division: Blk 388 BB West Ave 5
3rd Prize Nanyang Division: Blk 866 JW St 81
Consolation Prizes Keat Hong Division: Blk 305 CCK Ave 4
Hong Kah Division: North Blk 322 BB St 33
Yew Tee Division: Blk 684D CCK Crescent

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Have You Done Your Part to Keep Your Block Sparkling Clean?
01 July 2014

As Assessment Day for My Block Sparkles 2014 draws closer, your participation, effort and cooperation in keeping your block clean will contribute to the assessment of your block! Remember we are looking for the MOST IMPROVED BLOCKS! Eliminate Corridor Clutter & Killer Litter by Spring Cleaning the common corridors.

Obstruction to common corridors and fire fighting equipment (e.g. dry risers & hose reels) can seriously hamper fire fighting efforts and smooth evacuation in an emergency. Ensure that a minimum clear escape passage of 1.2 m is maintained in your corridor!

Work with us to create a cleaner and safer home in Chua Chu Kang Town!

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My Block Sparkles 2014 – Nominated Blocks
01 May 2014

This year’s ‘My Block Sparkles’ will build on the success of the last. The nominated blocks will work hand in hand with the Residents’ Committees (RC), Working Committees and the Town Council to target corridor clutter! At the end of the competition, The Most Improved Block from each constituency will receive an S&CC rebate for each household in the winning block as well as a plaque installed at your void deck .

Aside from cleanliness, our judges will also be looking at corridor clutter, or rather, the lack of it! The campaigns that you & your RC embark on will play a huge role in this competition as our judges will also score the blocks on social efforts.

If your block has been nominated for this year’s My Block Sparkles, contact us at info@ccktc.org.sg or your RC!

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My Block Sparkles 2013 – Award Ceremony
27 October 2013

My Block Sparkles Competition 2013 is organized by Chua Chu Kang Town Council with the support of the Citizens’ Consultative Committees, Residents’ Committees, and Working Committees. The competition took place from 1 June – 30 September 2013.

My Block Sparkles – Award Ceremony was held on 27 October 2013 at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 Block 388A (Multi-Purpose Hall). Residents of Chua Chu Kang Town were invited to join us for the ceremony.

Also in attendance were Guest-of-Honour, Mr Zaqy Mohamad, MP of Chua Chu Kang GRC (Keat Hong), Chairman of Chua Chu Kang Town Council and Special Guest, Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and Family Development, MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC (Bukit Gombak).

The cleanest blocks were presented with a trophy and a plaque, as well as a one-time S&CC rebate of $5 to $20 in November. Our panel of judges was also presented with a plaque and souvenir in appreciation for their participation in My Block Sparkles.

The children were entertained with a magic and balloon performance at the event while the adults visited the exhibition booths set up by CCKTC, NEA, and SPF. It was great to see our residents enjoying themselves at the event and becoming more aware of the need to maintain a cleaner living environment through this competition.

My Block Sparkles Competition 2013 – Award Ceremony on 27 October 2013

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Trophies, Plaques, Certificates and Souvenirs!

Trophies, Plaques, Certificates and Souvenirs!

Congratulations to Guilin Zone RC for winning the competition!

Congratulations to Guilin Zone RC for winning the competition!

We are all Winners!

We are all Winners!

Our Top Three Winners!

Our Top Three Winners!

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My Block Sparkles 2013 – Physical Assessment Day
20 September 2013

My Block Sparkles Competition 2013 is organized by Chua Chu Kang Town Council with the support of the Citizens’ Consultative Committees, Residents’ Committees, and Working Committees. The competition took place from 1 June – 30 September 2013.

My Block Sparkles – Physical Assessment Day was held on 20 September 2013. Our panel of judges traveled to all the selected blocks to conduct the physical assessment where scoring was based on the cleanliness of the estate and the amount of obstruction / bulky items/ dangerously placed items.

Our panel of judges comprised of:

  • MR TEO CHYE HWA, P KEPUJIAN
    General Manager, HDB Bukit Batok Branch
  • DR KEE WEI HEONG, JP, BBM, PBM
    CCC Chairman, Bukit Gombak Division
  • MR CHAN KIM MUN
    General Manager, Chua Chu Kang Town Council
  • MR DANIEL LOW
    Senior Manager, NEA (South West Regional Office)
  • MR KOH CHEK SENG
    Principal Estate Manager, HDB Choa Chu Kang Branch
  • MR MUHAMAD S/O PERI
    Principal Estate Executive, HDB Jurong West Branch

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My Block Sparkles Competition 2013 featured on Channel U
10 February 2014

CCKTC’s My Block Sparkles Competition 2013 was featured last night on Channel U’s 100% Singaporean:

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Chua Chu Kang Town Council organized My Block Sparkles Competition
28 October 2013

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Void decks, staircases, and letterbox areas in HDB estates are usually dirtier due to high traffic flow. Other than relying on the conservancy workers to keep the estates clean, the residents should also play their part in keeping the estates clean.

In order to implement this idea, Chua Chu Kang Town Council organized My Block Sparkles Competition in Chua Chu Kang Constituency, Keat Hong Constituency, Yew Tee Constituency, Nanyang Constituency, Bukit Gombak Constituency, and Hong Kah North Constituency to garner the support of the residents to keep the estates clean.

The Resident Committees and Grassroots Leaders conducted house visits and gave out flyers to encourage residents to join the competition.

The competition lasted for 3months and the panel of judges for the competition came from HDB, NEA, CCC, and CCKTC.

The cleanliness of the estates (such as cleanliness level and obstruction) account for 70% of the score while educational events related to the competition account for the remaining 30%.

MP for Chua Chu Kang (Keat Hong) Mr Zaqy Mohamad mentioned: “Most of the time, the conservancy workers clean the estates in the morning but the estates become dirty again in the afternoon. To keep the estates clean, we cannot rely on conservancy workers only, the residents must also be responsible.”

Mr Zaqy Mohamad also mentioned that littering in Chua Chu Kang Town is not severe but there is still a need to resolve high rise littering and lift urination problems.

Mr Zaqy Mohamad emphasized that there might be restrictions in conducting enforcement sometimes; he hopes that through education, social responsibility messages can be better instilled in the residents.

First prize goes to Bukit Gombak Constituency Blk 513, second prize goes to Chua Chu Kang Constituency Blk 755, while third prize goes to Hong Kah North Constituency Blk 765.

Every unit in the winning blocks will get a $5-$20 S&CC one-time rebate in the November bill.

Guilin RC Chairman Ms Mary Choo is excited to receive the first prize. She mentioned: “Although many residents might not be able to join the competition due to their busy schedule, grassroots leaders have been promoting educational messages to the residents and the next competition will be even better.”

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