YOUNG people in Droitwich have been helping to clean up the town with a little help from a local housing association.

The 13-19-year-old members of Droitwich Action for Future Youth, or DAFFY as they’re known, joined up with staff from Fortis Living, the company formed earlier this year from the merger of Festival Housing and Worcester Community Housing, to tackle the litter problem in the Westland estate in Droitwich.

The housing association has already held a number of Estate Tidy Days involving everyone from the police to Wychavon District Council, as well as encouraging young people to take pride in where they live.

Fortis Living’s community officer Paul Edwards, said: “The youngsters that take part are really enthusiastic and it gives them pride to see their neighbourhoods clean and tidy. We have held lots of different days for different youth groups including the Droitwich Scouts and Chawson schoolchildren.”

A further Estate Tidy Day is already planned to involve schoolchildren from Westlands in the project during the May half term holiday.