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Trafford's first junior street champions at Seymour Park Primary School, Old Trafford,
4:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A YOUNG community champion and his classmates are the first Trafford residents to become junior street champions.
Nathan Gonzalez and other pupils at Seymour Park Primary School, in Old Trafford, will become young eyes and ears of the general public, reporting issues that affect the quality of life for residents and visitors to the area.
They will play an important role in helping to improve their community by letting the council and other organisations know about problems including graffiti, litter, flytipping and other anti-social behaviour.
Nathan and his friends have already made a real difference in Old Trafford by regularly co-ordinating litter picks, which have seen more than 30 residents turning out to take part.
Executive councillor Alan Mitchell said: “I am delighted to meet the pupils at Seymour Park Primary School, who are really passionate about where they live and will make excellent junior street champions. This is a great way of engaging with young people to make a positive impact in our communities.
“I would also like to add a special thank you to Nathan Gonzalez, who is already carrying out excellent work to keep Old Trafford clean.”
Trafford Council’s Street Champions scheme aims to make lasting improvements to neighbourhoods and support the borough as a cleaner, safer and greener place to live.
Any schools who would like to join the scheme should contact Mark Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0161 912 4855.