Youngsters help to clean up the town

street clean
street clean

WILLING band of youngsters helped a community clean-up operation prove more successful than its first attempt.

Members of the West Street and Surrounding Area Action Group (WSSAAG) were considering abandoning their plan to clean the streets in their neighbourhood after their first attempt attracted the help of just one local resident.

But thanks to the efforts of a group of youngsters from the boxing section of the Bridlington Club for Young People, the most recent operation to clear the streets around Pembroke Terrace was much more successful, as WSSAAG chairman Barry Guildford explains: “Again, the turn-out of local residents wasn’t all that wonderful, but we did have a lovely group of kids from the club who came down and really got stuck in, so it went very well.

“They all worked really hard, as did the committee members, the Christ Church Action team and a few of the local residents - and we thank them all.

“We are going to make a donation to the club to thank them for their efforts and I think that there is now a good chance that the scheme will continue.”

Alan Stow, coach and chairman of the club, said that the youngsters were happy to help: “It is our contribution to the local area,” he said.

“We wanted to show willingness to help the group tidy up the area and show that the youngsters are aware that things needed tidying up and they were happy to help.”