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Youngsters get grant for garden

PUBLISHED: 10:55 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 22:05 07 July 2010

YOUNGSTERS in Thetford have been getting busy in the garden thanks to a £500 from Breckland Council's pride in Breckland scheme.

YOUNGSTERS in Thetford have been getting busy in the garden thanks to a £500 from Breckland Council's pride in Breckland scheme.

The youths are creating their own wildlife garden for the town. The money was given to the Thetford branch of The Prince's Trust XL Club, who have now created the garden behind the fire station and next to Norwich Road Community Primary School.

The club, which is part of the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Youth Development Team, offers young people support at a critical stage of their lives. Its aim is to help them tackle the problems and challenges they face in their teenage years.

The XL club also educates young people on community values and citizenship

Pride in Breckland aims to improve the quality of life for all Breckland residents and to make the district an even nicer place to live and visit.

Adrian Stasiak, Executive Member for Communities and Place at Breckland Council, said: “This is a prime example of what a difference grants by Pride in Breckland can make.

“These young people should be very proud of the work they have done to make a difference to their community and help create a brighter future for all.”


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