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Having fun and helping out in Dewsbury

Release Date: 12-Jun-2010
People of all ages had fun and helped their communities recently, as they took part in a number of events organized by KNH, several partner agencies and local community groups.
Dewsbury Moor youngsters enjoyed an action-packed fun day during half term

Dewsbury Moor youngsters enjoyed an action-packed fun day during half term

In Shawcross, people of all ages helped do up the flower beds

In Shawcross, people of all ages helped do up the flower beds

In Dewsbury Moor, more than 100 youngsters and their families took part in a day of sports, arts and crafts and DJ-ing. Helped by wonderful weather and the support of the council’s Young People’s Service, all those involved had a great time.

In Shawcross, the local tenants and residents association (TRA), have worked with a number of agencies to replant neglected flower beds on the estate.

The Probation Service Community Payback team removed the old plants and got the beds ready for planting. Parks and Open Spaces provided much needed topsoil, and KNH provided a community grant to pay for plants and refreshments for the 50 local volunteers who came to help with the planting.

Meanwhile, residents in the Wroe Street area organized an estate clean-up with staff from KNH. The 10 volunteers collected 10 bags of rubbish, which made the estate look much tidier.

Cllr Shabir Pandor, the Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for housing, said: “Events like these help bring different members of the community and different generations together and help create a sense of belonging for those taking part. I’m very glad to see different services working together with local residents to achieve that.”

Debbie Hugill, KNH’s Community Engagement Officer in Dewsbury, said: “We help organize dozens of different events and activities throughout the year. If anyone wants to find out how they can get more involved in their community, they can call 01924 324944.”

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