Dropped kerbs have been installed in Hill Hay Road, thanks to a recommendation by Matson junior wardens, the 'Cool Kidz Crew'.The what..?!?
The group, from Robinswood Primary School, identified a lack of dropped kerbs for disabled access in the area during a recent estate inspection around Matson.Interestingly enough, Ofsted notes that the school is closed. Though given the glowing report from last year, I wonder if this is because it's going for academy status?
Terry Elcock, resident involvement officer for Gloucester City Homes, said: "I am delighted with the junior warden scheme and it is clear that working with young people will help to build stronger communities for the future."
The junior warden scheme was set up by Gloucester City Homes, Gloucestershire Police Authority and Robinswood Primary School three years ago.*shrug* Who am I to criticise? If the parents are happy....
So far, the wardens have helped improve the area by getting new benches installed, assisting with the selection of new play equipment and making hanging baskets to help brighten up the Matson shopping parade.
Matson PCSO Chris Jenkinson has worked closely with the street wardens for the past three years.
He said: "The Cool Kidz Crew continues to work very hard to suggest improvements to their local community.
"The wardens are beginning to see their good work making a difference with this scheme and graffiti being removed throughout the community.
"It is great to see young people identifying these improvements."
And yet I still can't help but feel a little bit uneasy.