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Students help with cemetery clean-up

Students studying on the Princes Trust programme get ready help council wardens rake leaves and pick up litter around the cemetery.

Students studying on the Princes Trust programme get ready help council wardens rake leaves and pick up litter around the cemetery.

Students have been doing their bit to improve an area of a cemetery by making it a cleaner place for visitors.

Young people on the Prince’s Trust programme at TyneMet College joined North Tyneside Council’s estate clean up team to remove leaves and litter from war graves in Wallsend’s Holy Cross Cemetery.

The group of 16 to 24-year-olds carried out the work as part of a community project to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and the environment, said: “It’s heartening that these young people take such a pride in the borough and are happy to help our Estate Clean-up team clear the debris that has accumulated around these graves.”

Abbie Barker, 16, said: “It is important that areas, especially cemeteries, are kept clean and tidy for visitors and to show respect to those who lost their lives fighting for our country.”

 

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