Scouts beaver away on the Locksley Estate

Posted on Thursday 9th November 2017

On 9 November young people from the 16th East London Scout group joined Tower Hamlets Homes’ caretakers for a clean-up day on the Locksley Estate, Limehouse. On the day, young people from the Scout group offered their services as part of their work towards their Environmental Conversation Badge; a badge which teaches young people about recycling, renewable energy and group conservation work.

Locksley group photo

The Scouts, who are normally based at Mile End Play pavilion, were shown around the estate by Caretaker Valerijs. As well as collecting rubbish, sweeping and tidying up green spaces, the Scouts spotted a blocked drain and swiftly called for the services of THH’s drainage team. Their Scout leader Aklima said:

“We had a great morning with Valerijs and his team. The kids particularly enjoyed the sweeping and were really excited to watch as the team tackled a blocked drain. The Scouts were very engaged and put great care and effort into their tasks. It was a great way for the Scouts to give back to the community they live in and gain another badge by volunteering.”

Head of Environmental Services, Nick Spenceley added:

“It’s great to see local kids getting involved in the community, the Scouts worked hard and were really interested in the work that goes in to keeping our neighbourhoods tidy. We’re always happy to help young people take part in activities like this and I’m really pleased that they’ll earn their Conservation Badge.” 

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Posted on Thursday 9th November 2017