A great success

Date: 22/10/2014
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The recent Love Where You Live event in Eastmoor has been a success for us and our partners.

The event, which included a litter pick, brought together residents, partners and students from Wakefield City Academy who helped collect 20 bags of rubbish.

The original idea came from students at the school who wanted to improve the facilities in Queen Elizabeth Park, and raised their concerns with Councillor Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities said: "I am thrilled at the success of this event and am pleased that students found the event to be very helpful for their studies.

"I would like to thank everybody who came along for their ongoing support for this worthwhile campaign, and look forward to welcoming everyone to another event soon."

The Council worked in partnership with Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield Neighbourhood Policing Team and local sports organisation Positive Mental Attitude. Partners are hoping to work with the school in the future to utilise the basketball court and football pitch by organising tournaments.

A total of £1400 was provided from Wakefield Council's Neighbourhood Improvement Fund to repair the lighting, replace goal posts and nets for the basketball hoops.

The Love Where You Live campaign encourages residents to improve their local environment and have pride in their community.

For further information contact: areaworking@wakefield.gov.uk or phone 01924 306769