Young People Clean up their Town’s

The Phoenix Youth Project


Young people who attend The Phoenix Youth Project took part in three litter picks during the half term school holidays. These were in Cleator Moor, Frizington and Moor Row, 36 different young people taking part across the three areas. The young people were joined by workers and volunteers of The Phoenix Youth Project, parents, Exchange Corner NW and several Cleator Moor Town Councillors. All three litter picks concentrated on the central areas of each town/village with the idea of removing litter from these areas to enhance the image and feel of their local area.

The young people who took part in the litter picks have been rewarded with points for their hard work. These points were ‘cashed’ in for a trip to Carlisle taking the 8 – 12 age group to Aztec soft play area and the 13-19 year old group to Laser Quest. This was all delivered as part of The Phoenix Youth Project’s Rewards for Action Scheme. This scheme enables young people to gain points through informal education, accredited award schemes such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award and also work in their local environment as a community tasks such as litter picks. The reward element are trips and activities delivered free of charge for a certain number of points by The Phoenix Youth Project.

Helen Gilmore, clerk to Cleator Moor Town Council said that ‘The litter pick went well, with a bunch of very enthusiastic litter pickers doing an excellent job. Many sacks of rubbish were collected and taken away. The young people noted how much glass was lying about, and would like to ask people to make sure they dispose of their glass and litter responsibly.’ The Phoenix Youth Project would like to thank Councillor’s Michelle Denwood, Thomas Taylor and Margaret Messenger, clerk to the council Helen Gilmour and Gillian Butterworth for taking part in the Cleator Moor litter pick.

The Phoenix Youth Project is always looking for further support from the community through seeking volunteers to help with the running of the three youth centres in Cleator Moor, Frizington and Moor Row. Frizington Youth Centre is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Moor Row Centre is open on Wednesday evenings. Whilst Cleator Moor Youth and Community Centre is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening. All evening sessions with the exception of Thursday evening at Frizington and Friday evening at Cleator Moor run between 6pm and 9pm, with 8 – 12 year olds attending between 6pm and 7:30pm and 13 – 19 year olds attending between 7:30pm and 9pm. The other two sessions run between 6pm and 8pm for 13 – 19 year olds only.

For further details please contact

Paul Rowe, Youth Development Officer of

The Phoenix Youth Project

Tel. 01946 814555

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