Young decorators brush up on former Swale council office renovation in Sheerness
Members of the
Restoration Youth group renovate the office
Here is a first look at the redecoration work being carried out
at Swale council’s former district office by young people.
The building in Trinity Road, Sheerness, has been empty since
2011 and has now become the new home to the Kent County Council
funded group, Restoration Youth.
Up to 25 youngsters have been involved since last week, painting
and plastering six of the rooms after raising money towards the
Other groups involved are The Prince’s Trust, a church group
called The Noise and CSK, formerly Connexions.
Youth worker Dan Pyke, who is overseeing the project, estimates
another £5,000 is needed to cover the cost of new flooring.
He said some of the painting needed to be done professionally
upstairs and he is in talks with the prison service to see if
inmates can knock down a wall for a hall upstairs.
Jewsons donated £50 worth of materials while Wilkinsons has
given them a discount on paint.
Mr Pyke hopes it will all be finished by the end of March. He
said: “Young people really do want to get involved. They have been
doing everything from flooring in the halls to painting to cleaning
“One young person just wanted to bake cakes and make bacon
sandwiches for everyone.
“It was quite daunting to begin with but it is more exciting now
that other people want to join.”
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