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Community clean-up is led by local teenagers.

A NORTH Tyneside community - led by a group of 40 young people - has joined forces to improve their local area.

Battle Hill has received a makeover, thanks to the efforts of North Tyneside Council and a group of 16 to 18-year-olds studying on the National Citizenship Programme, run by Catch 22.

As well as collecting over half a tonne of litter during a clean-up event, the young people helped wardens from the local authority to remove graffiti and paint a subway.

After meeting with the group, Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and the environment said: "A ronmen"A" long with our partners, we are committed to ensuring the borough remains a fantastic, clean and safe place, where people are proud to live and work and people want to visit.

"The week-long activities happened as a direct result to listening to the residents of Battle Hill and the response we had while out in the community was excellent.

"I must thank everyone involved who was involved and especially Catch 22. It was wonderful to see young people taking such pride in the borough and their commitment to helping our estate clean-up teams.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 6, 2014
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