Call for young volunteers to dig in and do their bit

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Young volunteers are invited to show their sense of community spirit and help to transform a much-loved communal garden.

Eight to 18-year-olds can tidy, plant and do their bit to return the well-used supported housing area in Brook Close, Findern to its former glory.

It is all part of the Dreamscheme, a popular project run by South Derbyshire District Council to give youngsters the opportunity to meet new people and learn different skills.

Young helpers can dig in and help make a difference between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday, October 30. All equipment will be provided throughout the day. Volunteers are advised to bring a packed lunch and drinks.

Cllr Jim Hewlett, Chairman of Housing and Community Services at the Council, said:

“Our Dreamscheme project harnesses the energy and skills of young people and enables them to give something back to communities.

“This inter-generational project at Brook Close will see young and old work together to help further improve the quality of life of residents.

“We would encourage anyone between eight and 18 to get involved and take part in what promises to be a valued experience.”

Those taking part in the Dreamscheme can collect points for their work and exchange them for a fun reward trips such as go-karting, tobogganing, the cinema and theme parks.

Other projects have included planting flowers at the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Garden in Swadlincote, decorating Overseal Village Hall, designing a graffiti mural for a youth shelter and creating a community garden in Hartshorne.

Anyone wishing to get involved or find out more about the initiative at Brook Close should call Laurie Coombs or Sharon Cole on 01283 595803 or email tp@south-derbys.gov.uk by Thursday, October 18.

11 October 2018