On Wednesday 17th August a day of action was carried out by the Sherburn Youth Council in Sherburn-in-Elmet village Centre. A team of volunteers spent hours improving and renovating the Memorial Garden that is located near the libary on Finkle Hill . The team removed the litter and rubbish that was built up in the area, they also improved the appearance by planting new flowers and shrubs.
The event was organised through the new Sherburn Neighbourhood Management Group which involves North Yorkshire Police, Children & Young People Prevention Services, Sherburn Parish Council, Sherburn High School, Selby District Council. The team was a team of local youths, the Sherburn police and adults.
It had been agreed the Memorial Garden needed some attention as its been identified as an antisocial ‘hot spot’ with litter and damage being a regular occurrence. There is regular reports of antisocial behaviour and vandalism, and the team improved and refurbished the area. The aim of the day was to highlight the good work done by the Youth Council and to show that the majority of the young people in the village are respectful of their surroundings and willing to help the community they belong. It was a fantastic day with the desired result achieved with thanks to the Sherburn Youth Council and the Sherburn Neighbourhood Management Group. A special thanks to Millford Plants for providing tools and plants and to Tesco Sherburn for donating drinks and snacks for the day.