Kent Police Cadets recently supported the Great British Clean-up campaign in Dover by collecting around 25 bags of rubbish.
The volunteers were out with their litter-pickers on Thursday 10 June 2021, covering Dover town centre and the Western Heights area. The team were working in conjunction with the White Cliffs Countryside project to improve their neighbourhood. They are planning to return to the areas on Sunday 20 June.
The Police Cadets, who are aged between 13 and 17, get involved with neighbourhood activities and support community policing to learn about responsible citizenship. The volunteers all have the potential to become police officers with the scheme, aimed at enhancing the skills, knowledge and confidence of young people.
Superintendent Jason Wenlock of Kent Police’s Citizens in Policing Team said: ‘This is one of many examples of community-minded young people giving up their own time to improve their neighbourhoods. They have worked incredibly hard to create a greener space for people to enjoy.
‘I continue to be impressed by the young people within our cadet scheme, which is helping to shape the lives of the volunteers within it.’
The Great British Clean-up is a campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy to create millions of miles worth of cleaner and greener spaces for people to enjoy.
For more information on how to join Kent Police Cadets please visit Cadets | Kent Police.