RECENTLY, along with fellow councillors, local business representatives, parents and rotarians, we were invited to attend the local Sea Scouts presentation night awards held at their clubhouse by the river Wansbeck, which proved to be an enlightening and pleasurable event.
It was a delight to see these well-disciplined and good mannered young people really enjoying being involved in their activities, as demonstrated on the night.
Even the lack of proper heating within the establishment failed to deter them from their training activities carried out with great enthusiasm.
I believe the club’s success is to a large part due to the efforts of the club supporters, mentors and trainers and that they deserved a special thank you.
I felt it was right, given that all too often the more negative aspects of youth behaviour are brought to our attention, as at least in this instance nothing could be further from the truth.
Anything that can be done to promote such involvement in local activities should be encouraged and supported by us all.
COUN CAROL SWEET