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Youngsters enjoy rubbish weekends

Members of staff from the councils environmental services and mascot 'Waldo the Wonderdog' with some of the young people taking part this weekend.

Members of staff from the councils environmental services and mascot 'Waldo the Wonderdog' with some of the young people taking part this weekend.

A group of youngsters are giving up their weekends to help clean up in the borough.

The 20 youngsters are taking to the streets to help North Tyneside Council with clean-up events.

The 16 and 17-year-olds, who are studying on a National Citizen Service programme run by Catch 22, will be litter picking alongside environmental wardens in Wallsend and Whitley Bay.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “We are committed to ensuring the borough is well-maintained, which is why we launched the new Clean-Up Service earlier in the year. I am delighted with the support we have received from the community for the initiative.

“It is extremely commendable that these young people are willing to give up their weekends to volunteer and help the borough in this way.

“On behalf of North Tyneside, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks.”

The clean-up is part of the Estate Clean-Up Service launched in July, which has already seen 89 tonnes of rubbish collected.

 

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