‘Phenomenal’ Welwyn Hatfield teenagers take part in community scheme

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 August 2018

Welwyn Hatfield youngsters were among 50 to take part in Herts County Council's youth service YC Hertfordshire. Picture: HCC

Welwyn Hatfield youngsters were among 50 to take part in Herts County Council's youth service YC Hertfordshire. Picture: HCC

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Welwyn Hatfield teenagers were among 50 to show their community spirit as part of a county council scheme.

The group of 16 and 17-year-olds took part in this summer’s National Citizen Service (NCS), which equips them with skills and confidence for the future.

Among several initiatives were visits to Hatfield care homes St Audrey’s, Greenacres, and Acacia Mews, where they met residents and helped with renovations.

Another group worked with Welwyn Garden City United Reformed Church to help develop its community garden space.

Linda Tatehall, community garden project manager for the church, said the youngsters were “phenomenal”, adding: “I had no idea what to expect from this group of young people, but I’ve been blown away by what they’ve achieved.

“Their hard work has inspired me and our community.

“Our vision for a community garden that provides vegetables for the church’s weekly free lunch for the homeless and locals, and also a useable space for the local community, is finally coming to fruition because of these young people.”

For more information about the scheme visit www.ychertfordshire.org.

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