Youngsters’ litter art

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 September 2013

Teenagers making art out of litter they have collected.

Teenagers making art out of litter they have collected.

Archant

YOUNG people in Clevedon did a good turn by collecting litter before making a piece of art from their haul.

The youths took part in a project organised by the YMCA and the police to gather up rubbish from problem areas in the town.

Later in the day, at the YMCA in Marson Road, they worked with artist Fiona Campbell to make a piece of wall art from the litter.

The scheme was aimed at encouraging young people to make a positive contribution to their community during the school holidays.

PC Dave Hughes said: “We often hear complaints from the community about young people ‘hanging about’. Most teenagers don’t get into any trouble and many make a positive contribution to the town.

“We do take anti-social behaviour very seriously, but in many cases the people who cause the most problems are adults. I hope the efforts of these young people will make people think twice before making assumptions about groups of teenagers.”


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