Youth Council ensconced’ in clean-up

PUBLISHED: 16:26 22 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:53 28 May 2010

Members of the YDC and Street Pride

Members of the YDC and Street Pride

Members of the Fenland Youth District Council (YDC) joined with Street Pride to hold a clean-up event recently at the Sconce in March. Two dozen adults and children attended the event, including five YDC members, Cllr Steve Garratt, Portfolio holder for Y

Members of the Fenland Youth District Council (YDC) joined with Street Pride to hold a clean-up event recently at the Sconce in March.

Two dozen adults and children attended the event, including five YDC members, Cllr Steve Garratt, Portfolio holder for Young People and Leisure and newly-elected district councillor, John Clark.

The clean-up began at 10am and by 12:15pm around 50 metres of graffiti-covered fence had been painted using brushes and a HPLC spray gun provided by the Council's graffiti-removal team. In addition, 15 bags of rubbish were collected along with an old car tyre and a rotary washing line.

The Sconce is an area of archaeological importance and Sarah Poppy from Cambridgeshire County Council gave a talk on why the area is significant. She led the volunteers around the field pointing out various earthworks and explaining why they were there.

Sophie Whitwell, chairman of the YDC Street Pride sub-group said: "A good day was had by all who attended. It was rewarding to see the difference our efforts could make to the area, let's just hope it stays that way!"

If you want to know more about Street Pride, contact Jo Hart, Street Pride co-ordinator on 01354 62163 or email Jhart@fenland.gov.uk. If you would like to contact a YDC member, telephone Wendy Coles, Community and Youth Officer on 01945 427114 or email ydc@fenland.gov.uk.

Cllr Steve Garratt said: "It is wonderful to see young people demonstrating their commitment to their local communities. The members of the Youth Council who attended are a fantastic role model for other young people.

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