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Barking youth group plans litter pick on Gascoigne Estate

PUBLISHED: 16:17 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:17 11 July 2018

The Action4Gascoigne youth group with Barking and Dagenham Council's leader, Darren Rodwell. Picture: Marc de Ridder

The Action4Gascoigne youth group with Barking and Dagenham Council's leader, Darren Rodwell. Picture: Marc de Ridder

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A Barking action group are looking for volunteers to help them with a litter pick.

Action4Gascoigne runs community events in Barking. Picture: Action4GascoigneAction4Gascoigne runs community events in Barking. Picture: Action4Gascoigne

Action4Gascoigne, a youth action group run by charity Chain Reaction, is made up of 11 to 16-year-olds who plan events which bring together residents and positively impact the community.

The group meets weekly to plan, publicise and run large-scale public events which teach social responsibility and develop self-confidence.

Their Great Gascoigne Clean-Up, on July 26, has been entirely organised by the young people, and aims to get people living on the Gascoigne Estate proud of their streets.

They came up with the slogan, ‘Don’t be bitter, pick up your litter. This can no longer wait, come and clean up your estate’, to get their message across.

The litter pick will start at 1pm at the Gascoigne Youth and Community Centre, with cake and milkshakes to reward volunteers once they’re finished.

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