Young people working for the good of the community

National Citizen Service.University of the First Age team with left,Insia Ishaji,team leader and right,Linda Gregory,chief executive at Space,Brackley.'120725M-F148
National Citizen Service.University of the First Age team with left,Insia Ishaji,team leader and right,Linda Gregory,chief executive at Space,Brackley.'120725M-F148
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The residents of Brackley are being asked to help increase biodiversity and reduce pollution as young people in the town take matters into their own hands.

Last month a group of nine young people from the town took part at workshop at space in Market Place run by the National Citizen Service and the University of the First Age.

They have planned series of fundraising events ahead of a river clearance next month and are hoping as many people as possible will lend a hand.

As well as removing litter they will be introducing plants and fish in order to reduce pollution and raise awareness in the community about the effect of dropping litter through a leaflet and poster campaign.

Hannah Walton, one of the those young people on the project said: “I’m taking part because I feel it will benefit the community as a whole and will help to bridge the gap between generations as it will show that not everyone fits the stereotypes.

“The river could be good place to go for family days out or with friends but it needs help to get that way.”

Anyone wanting to take part in the river clearance should meet at the River Ouse by Mill Lane in Brackley on Sunday, September 2. Refreshments will be provided.