Sunderland’s sculpture trail gets a brush up

Volunteers, Sunderland councillors, and council staff help clear overgrown areas on the north bank or the River Wear between the Sunderland Glass Centre and the Marina. Pictured are (front L to R) Couns Barry and Julia Jackson  (Back L to R) council staff Iain Worthy, and volunteers Angel a Kendal and Daniel Morton.

Volunteers, Sunderland councillors, and council staff help clear overgrown areas on the north bank or the River Wear between the Sunderland Glass Centre and the Marina. Pictured are (front L to R) Couns Barry and Julia Jackson (Back L to R) council staff Iain Worthy, and volunteers Angel a Kendal and Daniel Morton.

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SUNDERLAND’S Riverside sculpture trail has been tidied-up.

It was done as part of the city council’s three year Love Where You Live campaign.

Volunteers and workers pruned overgrown shrubs, cleared litter and gave the trail a general going over.

The campaign, launched last year, aims to encourage people to take pride and care in their communities.

St Peter’s ward Councillor Barry Curran was one of the many that turned out for the tidy-up.

He said: “By cutting back some of the overgrown shrubs, we’ve managed to open up some of the fantastic views of the river and improved sightlines so it now feels much more open.

“We also collected loads of litter and gave it a good clean up, so although there’s still quite a bit to be done along other sections of the trail, we’ve made a good start.”

Councillor, James Blackburn, cabinet member for city services, said: “Love Where You Live is all about making a difference to where we live.

“So it’s great to see people coming forward to get involved in clean ups like this.”