Community clean-up

Monkhill clean-up
Monkhill clean-up

PONTEFRACT youngsters made their mark on their community by taking part in a clean up event.

Children from Monkhill were given a helping hand by staff from Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) along with Pontefract Neighbourhood Policing Team (NTP) and Wakefield Council as they tidied up the estate.

Youngsters – armed with special maps – removed litter from areas they wanted to improve.

The clean-up formed part of WDH’s Love where you live campaign which aims to help local tenants and residents transform their local area.

Megan Dawson, eight, said: “I have enjoyed taking part in the clean up, it has been really good.”

Natalie Guy, WDH tenant involvement officer, said: “We are always keen to get involved with residents to encourage them to make their community a better place to live.

“We had a really good turn out and everyone really enjoyed it.”

PCSO Nicola Blewitt said: “These events keep children occupied in the school holidays and teach them the importance of keeping the community looking clean and tidy.”

Martin Coleman, a WDH local management commitee member, added: “It’s great that the children want to give up their own time in the school holidays to take part in such an important event.”