Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 August 2021
TEENAGERS in Barwell have been partaking in social action projects as a part of a summer scheme.
They have been taking part in the National Citizen Service project, which is a voluntary personal and social development programme for teenagers aged 16 and 17.
Barwell Parish Council partnered up with local NCS provider, Activate Youth, who helped to provide a number of activities for the teens to take part in that helped benefit the local community.
These activities included painting park railings and litter picking.
This isn’t the first time that the Parish Council have joined forces with NCS for a summer project – they previously worked together in August last year (2020).
Barwell Parish Council’s Vice Chair, Cllr. Mathew Hulbert (Lib Dem, Redhall), has said that the Council were ‘delighted’ to partner with Activate Youth once again.
He said: “As a Parish Council we were delighted to again partner with Activate Youth, to facilitate local social action projects as part of their Summer with the National Citizen Service.
“The young people were very enthusiastic and took part in each activity with positivity and hard work.
“As a result of their efforts our parks look nicer and our village is cleaner.
“Our Parish Council will always seek to help provide positive activities for young people to take part in and we look forward to partnering with Activate Youth and NCS again. “