Wheel work for youths

NRHNLM110616F1 - Codnor mining wheel. from left Supervisor Richard Collier manageing Director Kirsty Youngs, senior supervisor Sean Gilbert, landscape and maintenance co-ordinator Mark Street and cllr Chris Emmas-Williams with some of the environmental improvement Workers involved in the project
NRHNLM110616F1 - Codnor mining wheel. from left Supervisor Richard Collier manageing Director Kirsty Youngs, senior supervisor Sean Gilbert, landscape and maintenance co-ordinator Mark Street and cllr Chris Emmas-Williams with some of the environmental improvement Workers involved in the project

LANDSCAPING work on the Codnor Mining Wheel project has been carried out by a team of young people. The memorial to Codnor folk who worked and died in local collieries will be officially opened later in the year. But the six-strong team, aged between 18 and 24, from the Future Jobs Fund, relayed turf and cleared shrubs as part of a scheme to them find sustainable work.

Kirsty Youngs, managing director of Groundwork Derby and Derbyshire, which was involved in the project, said: “For some of them it’s their first job – so to give them experience is very important. About 50 per cent find sustainable jobs which is excellent and a great accolade to the staff who work alongside them.”