Stoke & Staffordshire

Unemployed people help improve Stoke-on-Trent waterways

A group of unemployed young people from Stoke-on-Trent have been helping to improve the city's waterways.

Projects included weeding and landscaping Westport Lake and resurfacing 600m of towpath in Denford.

British Waterways has been involved in the scheme, which offers 18 to 24 year olds a route back to permanent employment.

Participants are given a six-month paid contract, working four days a week, with one day spent at college.

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