Young people restore Barwell playground railings

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 31 August 2020

BARWELL’s Barwell Park playground railings now look brand new and shiny again thanks to a group of young people who came together to help restore them.

Mathew Hulbert (centre) with two NCS volunteers at each side (Supplied by Mathew Hulbert to the Hinckley Free Press)

The young people helped restore the Barwell play area’s railings as a part of their ‘social action’ days, in a partnership formed by Barwell Parish Council with the NCS and Active Youth.

Those who had taken part in the ‘social action’ days activities were sixteen to seventeen-year-olds taking part in NCS, who aim to build skills for both work and life in the scheme.

This marks a first of its kind partnership between Barwell Parish Council and the voluntary teenager-led programme.

Around 10 young people took part in two social action days where they painted the playground railings around the play equipment area on Barwell Park. They also did a spot of litter-picking in the surrounding fields.

Barwell Councillor, Mathew Hulbert, commented on the newly-refurbished railings. He said: “I’m so pleased that we as a Parish Council were able to partner with NCS and Activate Youth to help ensure these social action days were able to take place here in Barwell.

“The young people and the youth leaders involved did a brilliant job and the railings look fantastic.

“We look forward to hopefully working with NCS and Activate Youth again in the coming years.”

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