Join in with Sunderland Marina clean-up

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VOLUNTEERS are needed to help spruce up Sunderland Marina tomorrow.

The clean-up is being held as part of Sunderland City Council’s Love Where You Live campaign.

Anyone who wants to take part is asked to turn up at the marina at 9.30am.

St Peter’s councillor Julia Jackson said: “We did a couple of clean-ups round the Sunderland Glass Centre last year and had a fantastic response from the community, so we’re hoping for a similar turnout this time.

“We’re very lucky to have an asset like the marina on our doorstep but we need to look after it to keep it at its best.

“Events like this are a great way to get involved in what’s going on in your community, so I’d urge anyone interested to come along on the day.”

Activities on the day will include clearing the plantation around the marina and a general tidy up, as well as painting the railings around the marina.

Those already signed up to join in on the day include Sunderland Volunteer Centre, Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project, local residents, Sunderland Marina staff and city council staff. The Youth Offending Service will also be helping out.

Councillor James Blackburn, portfolio holder for city services, added: “Love Where You Live is all about local people helping to look after their community and taking a pride in it.

“This is a fantastic example of people working together to make a real difference to the area where they live.”

Anyone who wants further information about what’s happening tomorrow is asked to contact Craig Wilson on 07554414876, or craig.wilson@sunderland.gov.uk.