Youngsters take to cleaning up the Levellings

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

ACTIVE and community-spirited youngsters from Gainsborough have taken to cleaning up The Levellings in Gainsborough.

The Levellings, off Love Lane, will be given a new lease of life by 11 young volunteers taking part in the Prince’s Trust team programme.

Team leader Lorraine Epsin-Hempsall said: “They’ll work together as a team to clear the site of weeds and litter, as well as cut back plants and trees to make the park even better for locals.”

She continued: “It gives them the chance to develop the skills important to working as part of a team, and also shows that everyone has an important responsibility as members of a community, who can make a real difference to local life.”

The community-based project is just one part of the team’s 12-week Prince’s Trust course, which is run by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Other elements that the youths have tackled include action-packed outdoor activities like caving and climbing along with team challenges, a job placement and careers guidance excercises,.

A spokesman said: “This really gives 16- to 25-year-olds a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop skills essential for success. For some, it’s the chance to turn around a difficult past and improve future prospects.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the Prince’s Trust team programme next year can visit or contact Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s Youth Engagement Team on 01522 580396.