Children Help To 'Clean Sweep' Donnington
Children from a Telford community have taken part in a clean sweep operation to help improve the area in which they live.
Young people from Donnington Wood Infants School, Donnington Wood C of E School and the Donnington cubs worked together with Telford Police, Telford & Wrekin Council and Asda Donnington to improve the Donnington area.
The young people carried out research in the area and highlighted problem areas that needed addressing to the relevant authorities. They also decided to focus on improving the war memorial area themselves by picking up litter and planting new bulbs.
Community Support Officer for Donnington, Amanda Hall, praised the young people for their efforts and said that their work had helped improve the area visually significantly.
She said: "The children completed a street audit of Donnington and highlighted problems with street signs, pot holes, litter etc.
"From this, the council addressed the issue of the pot holes, ordered and replaced street signs and cleaned up areas of graffiti. The children decided on the war memorial as a focal point to make it look tidy and fresher for the remembrance parade.
"The children took part in litter picking across Donnington and Donnington Wood where 20 bags of rubbish were collected during a two and half day period. They have also planted bulbs at the war memorial, which were funded by West Mercia Police and Telford and Wrekin Council are repainting the benches and tidying up the war memorial further.
"They have done a fabulous job and we commend them for their efforts."
Donnington cubs earned their Police Community Challenge Award badge as a result of helping with the ‘Clean Sweep' operation.
Issued: Friday, 26 October 2012