VOLUNTEERS will be out in force later this month to help brighten up a popular community facility.

And they’re on the look-out for more helping hands as part an initiative that’s making a difference at sites across Middlesbrough.

One Planet Pioneers are joining forces with the Hemlington Linx Youth Project for the latest Community Action Day on Friday, March 31.

They’ll be working with the Friends of Hemlington Library to spruce up the Viewley Hill shopping centre.

One Planet Pioneers Community Action Days have so far this year helped to improve a section of Ormesby Beck and Teesdale walkway along with Linthorpe Cemetery.

The project is one of 31 UK wide projects forming the Our Bright Future programme which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Community Action Days (CAD) are a series of monthly events intended to forge closer working links between local communities, organisations and friends groups.

One Planet Pioneers – co-ordinated by Middlesbrough Environment City –   would like to hear from young people and their friends and family who would be interested in helping to clear debris and litter.

Alongside the general tidy-up and spring clean there will be a chance to help plant up beds to ensure a splash of colour when spring finally arrives.

The area will also be ‘yarn bombed’ with knitted flowers and bunting kindly donated by the Knitting group from Hemlington Library.

The Friends will provide refreshments on the day and will provide compost and bark for the beds, while all tools and gloves will be provided by One Planet Pioneers.

Funding for planting material to brighten the area has been provided through the community council.

One Planet Pioneers Officer Nicky Morgan said: “Community Action Days are a great chance for everyone to get involved, and help to improve where you live, we hope to cast our net as far and wide as possible across Middlesbrough to help communities improve their neighbourhoods – all tasks will be considered.

“Throughout the year we will be working with communities across the town to help them improve their neighbourhoods.

“It’s a really opportunity to bring the community together, and a chance for people of all ages to gaining valuable work experience and learn new skills.”

  • Volunteers are asked to meet outside Hemlington Library at 10am on Friday, March 31 with the day due to run until 3pm. Those taking part are asked to wear sturdy footwear and appropriate warm clothing for the outdoors.

For more information or to discuss potential future Community Action Days, call Nicky or Casper on 01642 579839/579832 or email Nicky on nicky.morgan@menvcity.org.uk