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Teenagers give Street Pride a boost

A successful clean-up project carried out by teenagers from the March area could inspire more young people to get involved in community work.

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That's the hope of Fenland District Council's Street Pride coordinator, Rebecca Robinett.

Thirteen local students came together to tidy up two areas in March a couple of weeks ago. One group went litterpicking around West End Park and the riverbank; another weeded and tidied up The Chase.

They have all enrolled on the Government's National Citizen Service scheme, which requires them to complete a community project. They approached Street Pride, asking if there were any ways they could help.

Mrs Robinett said: "They did a brilliant job and several of them said they'd like to do more. All our Street Pride groups are very keen to involve more young people and I'm hoping that the success of last week's project will encourage more to contact us and join in our work."

· For more information on Street Pride, call Rebecca Robinett at FDC on 01354 654321 or email rrobinett@fenland.gov.uk. For details on the National Citizen Service, visit www.ncsyes.co.uk.