Community week spurs army of Whyke residents into action

C110986-1 Chi Jun9 Action  phot kate''PCSO Richard Moorey chatting to Rachel Christmas and her son Alfie, two during the Whyke Area Association's action week.C110986-1
C110986-1 Chi Jun9 Action phot kate''PCSO Richard Moorey chatting to Rachel Christmas and her son Alfie, two during the Whyke Area Association's action week.C110986-1

Residents in Whyke donned gloves and overalls this week when they set to work to help tidy their streets and open spaces.

The clear-ups were just some of many events organised as part of an annual multi-agency community week of action.

The week included a crime prevention shop and bike-marking sessions in Hay Road yesterday.

Today youngsters will be able to have fun at a mobile skatepark in Exton Road while tomorrow afternoon there will be a family bootcamp at Whyke Oval where people of all ages can enjoy a range of physical activities.

The action week has brought together the Whyke Estate Community Association, representatives from all three council tiers, housing associations, the church, college and voluntary services.

District councillor John Connor, who has responsibility for environment and community safety, said the week had been organised to support the community which had worked hard to improve the area in which they live.

“WECA has a long history of championing improvements for the estate,” said Mr Connor.

“We hope other areas in the district can see what a difference this has made and maybe follow in their footsteps.”