Arty youngsters on the Broadlea estate in Bramley are encouraging adults to take a pride in their community by designing posters on speeding, littering, dog fouling and dropping gum.
Members of the Broadleas homework club spent their half-term holidays thinking about their local environment and designing the posters, which volunteers are hoping to install them on signs across the area.
The posters will be judged by local councillors when they visit Broadlea Community Centre on Friday. Local companies are being asked to donate prizes – Bramley Baths have already pledged free family swims for a week as one prize.
Volunteer Danielle Gray, 27, said:
“The kids have made a big effort, they came in every day and really threw themselves into it. We’re trying to encourage them to take more of a pride in the area and pass that message on to others on the estate.”
Their efforts come as residents held a community clean-up last weekend to tackle vandalism at a recently restored basketball court on the estate. The clean-up was organised by the Broadlea Better Community Tenants and Residents Association.
Any companies who can donate prizes can contact West Leeds Dispatch on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass contact details on to Danielle.
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