Eastfield children on a clean-up crusade

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Two local youngsters have won the hearts of Eastfield residents by using their free time to tidy up some of the estate’s communal green areas.

Eleven year old Lincoln West and his 14 year old sister Melandra moved into their Beyond Housing home, with their parents and younger brother, a little over a year ago.

Having left their friends and neighbours behind in Hull, the children struggled at first to settle into their new community but eventually decided on a litter picking session at The Dell as a way of using their spare time in the most productive way.

“We absolutely loved it,” Lincoln said, “We were new to the area but this gave us a great opportunity to get out and about, do something useful and hopefully meet new friends in the community”.

A single Facebook post about the children’s activities from proud dad Alan attracted over 200 “likes” and a huge number of very positive comments, not to mention a series of suggestions from local people about other activities the children might like to tackle, including car washing and garden tidying.

“We’d really like to do more,” said Melandra, “We’re interested in joining in some beach-cleaning sessions and we’d also be happy to help tidy up some of our local children’s play areas”.

Stephanie Lake, Beyond Housing Community Connector Coordinator, added, “It’s great that these two young people are engaging in something that will really benefit the Eastfield Community. We sometimes see negative social media commenting about teenagers these days so it’s really pleasing to see Lincoln and Melandra attracting so much positive support and encouragement”.