YOUNG people from Hoole took time out from their summer holidays to clean up abandoned spaces in their community.
Chester and District Housing Trust (CDHT) residents tackled dog fouling, empty bottles and broken glass to spruce up The Narrows and Walker Street play area.
They were joined by two Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) community safety wardens, Police Community Officer Keith Bartlett and Hoole councillor and CDHT chair Bob Thompson.
Volunteers also repainted the youth shelter in Limewood Fields - which had been covered in offensive graffiti - using paint donated by the Council’s StreetScene department.
The makeovers were part of CDHT’S Our Say Our Way project, funded by the Big Lottery, which aims to give young people a voice.
CDHT youth worker Rebecca Bowker said: “The group carried out some really positive work and after we had finished the park in Hoole was completely free from rubbish. The shelter also looks in much better condition now thanks to everyone’s hard work.”
Cllr Thompson added: “This is a great example of how partnership working can really bring about results within an area.”
Anyone wishing to get involved with Our Say Our Way should call Rebecca Bowker on 01244 305451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.