Leping, Jiangxi Province: "help Group" to explore the New Mode of Community Governance
Xinhua News Agency, Nanchang, 15 Nov (Reporter Sun Nan, Tian Yun, Guo Jiewen)-- they set out at 07:30 in the morning to regulate the activities of vendors in the community streets, patrolled the residential areas at 08:30, escorted the students to the school gate at 11:30, and continued to patrol in the afternoon. This is a full day for Nie Qingchun, a member of the "gang" in Leping, Jiangxi Province.
Sister Nie is 64 years old. Her "gang" is a street public welfare organization set up under the guidance of the local grass-roots party committee. Voluntary service includes six categories: traffic dredging, environmental improvement, fire and public security, stability and mediation, literature and art propaganda, love and support.
Since its establishment in August 2017, the "gang" has grown rapidly, with its members growing from more than 10 at the time of its establishment to nearly 1700, covering 25 communities, with the active participation of retired party members and cadres, workers and students of government organs, units, and so on.
As one of the old members of the "gang", Sister Nie participates in a number of voluntary activities every day.
At the end of school, at the gate of the Ninth Primary School in Leping City, you can always see the figure of Sister Nie. Regardless of the wind and rain, hot and cold winter, she and other "gang" members dressed in blue vests, holding guide flags, together with the traffic police to maintain traffic order, in the crowded traffic flow to form a beautiful blue landscape.
Teacher Zhang of the Ninth Primary School said that members of the "gang" will appear at the school gate after school to help the traffic police maintain traffic order and escort the children across the road. Traffic police at junctions who direct vehicles say volunteers dissuade retrograde or overly fast vehicles and help them with their work. "We were relieved to have the 'blue vests' escort the children across the street." Parents told reporters.
In addition to "school nursing students," Sister Nie has to go to the community streets every day to regulate the activities of vendors, patrol the community, visit the elderly in the community regularly every week, clean up, wash clothes, and check gas for them. "help the government above and help the masses below, and we are the bridge in the middle." Sister Nie concluded, "the masses see our 'gang' members as if they saw their loved ones." It has become the consensus of many community residents to find 'gangs' if they need anything. "
The members of the "gangs" come from the masses and have great influence among the masses. In carrying out the work of banning the discharge of fireworks and firecrackers, they can effectively resolve the resistance of a small number of people to the grass-roots management departments and enable the work to be carried out smoothly.
In July this year, two households due to housing leakage caused contradictions and disputes, Leping East Lake capital community staff and "gang" members immediately conducted on-the-spot mediation. Finally, with the joint efforts of the community, "gang" members and property, the outstanding issues will be successfully resolved.
Xu Qingke, 69, a former public security officer, joined a "gang" after retiring. "I used to be shy in a blue vest, but now I'm proud," he said. Because we have infected the masses with our actions and have been recognized by the community. "
Wang Guohua, deputy secretary of the Party work Committee of Shenyang Street in Leping City, said that in line with the purpose of "helping the government to help the masses", the "help group" has enabled Leping City to find a new direction for innovative community governance. Through strengthening the leadership of party organizations, cultivating new social public welfare organizations, building a new social governance platform, to achieve community co-construction and co-governance sharing.