Community day is hailed a success

Manor Walks' community day.
Manor Walks' community day.

A team a of volunteers from Northumberland shopping centre has taken to the streets of Cramlington as part of it’s first-ever Community Day.

Following a county-wide search to find one organisation in need of help from the Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure team, Friends of Horton Burn walked away with their services for the day.

Activities included a litter pick along Horton Burn and across Northburn as well as painting goal posts on the playing field and railings outside of Northburn School and the bridge over the burn.

General manager Bruno Coppola said: “We were looking for one local organisation which focuses on education and skills development, local enterprise, environment or community amenities and wellbeing, and the team was delighted to be working with the Friends of Horton Burn.”

Sarah Pay, deputy chair of the Friends of Horton Burn, said: “We were delighted to have Manor Walks and its retailers help improve our area.

“This was a fantastic effort and it shows the passion and commitment that Manor Walks has to Cramlington and as a real partner in making our town a great place to live.”