Anniversary for scheme

A scheme dedicated to improving communities is looking to build on its work.

Social enterprise Groundwork NE & Cumbria celebrated its 30th anniversary at its recent AGM.

It delivers a projects and initiatives to help improve residents’ wellbeing, health, confidence and self-esteem.

In North Tyneside, their Changing our Thinking campaign aims to encourage local residents to do their bit to cut down on waste.

During the next four years Groundwork will be working with the national charity WasteWatch and North Tyneside Council.

Under the campaign, schools can pledge to recycle more, with the chance of winning £300 per term.

Kate Culverhouse, Groundwork chief executive, said: “This is a very special year for Groundwork as it celebrates three decades of changing places and changing lives.”

“Our AGM gives us the opportunity to share our vision that with the right support, allied with working in partnership with like-minded organisations, including the private sector, communities across the region have the potential to be vibrant, sustainable and prosperous.”