Litter Superheroes lead Sherburn Road spring clean

A superb response by residents across the Sherburn Road Estate in Durham – old and young – to

A superb response by residents across the Sherburn Road Estate in Durham – old and young – to our ‘superheroes litter pick’ to help keep the area clean and tidy.

Youngsters donned superhero face masks and specially branded fluorescent jackets to help pick litter with their parents and bag it up to be taken away by our estates team.

The children’s reward for their heroic hard work was a ‘superhero’ wristband and Easter eggs.

The Pelaw View Centre team led the initiative aimed at bringing the community together to help keep their local environment clean and safe for people of all generations to enjoy.

Dan Finn, centre co-ordinator, said: “We had a great reaction from people right across the estate who got behind our effort to build upon a sense of community pride.

“The young children were a huge help, picking litter and making sure the area was clean and tidy. Our estates team at Bernicia was superb – helping collect and take away rubbish left in skips specially brought onto the estate for the day.

“The area has had a real spring clean and it’s great to see so many people embracing the efforts and the services we provide at the Pelaw View Centre.”

The centre team are: Dan Finn, centre manager Barbara Webb, employability specialists Sophie Hughes and Gillian Noble, housing officer Robert Storey and housing manager Gemma Alderson.

Pictured are team members Gillian Noble (left), Dan Finn (centre) and Gemma Alderson (right) at Pelaw View Community Centre.

The centre is a community hub supporting local people with social and economic advice.