Clean, green sweep in Grange Park

Coun Brian Doherty with Daniel Lindsley and Coun Gillian Campbell

Coun Brian Doherty with Daniel Lindsley and Coun Gillian Campbell

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Part of Blackpool has been left gleaming in the sunshine by new council worker Daniel Lindsley.

Daniel, 24, has kicked off his career in Blackpool by tidying up Grange Park after having his post as a street cleaner in Park ward funded by ward councillors Gillian Campbell and Brian Doherty.

He is one of the many people who have benefitted from an apprenticeship with Blackpool Council on a 12-month contract. And just a few months into his role, he’s already making a big impact.

With his duties including tidying up litter and making sure that pavements and paths are clear, the worker has made a swift impression on both the public and the council.

After being previously unemployed, Daniel has shown his initiative to try and turn his life around by volunteering for the council’s NEAT team and he was offered an apprenticeship which was too good an opportunity to turn down.

He said: “I’m really proud of the work that I’m able to do to help keep Blackpool clean and this apprenticeship will help me in the future to find more full time employment.”

The council are keen to get young people jobs and to try and solve the unemployment problem.

Coun Campbell said: “The money that myself and Coun Doherty have pledged has really helps the area in two ways.

“Not only have we helped a local young person to get back into employment, but the benefits of him cleaning up the area are also being seen on a daily basis by local residents.”

Coun Doherty added: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to direct our ward budget towards such a worthy individual. Daniel was previously one of many young people who were keen to work but struggling to find employment.”

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