Volunteers give new life to shelters

Scarborough Councillor John Ritchie, centre, cuts the ribbon to re-open one of the shelters watched by representatives of Sandybed Residents Association, Yorkshire Coast Homes, Scarborough Borough Council, Wilmott Dixon Contractors and Seddons Painting Contractors.'Picture by Neil Silk  113566
Scarborough Councillor John Ritchie, centre, cuts the ribbon to re-open one of the shelters watched by representatives of Sandybed Residents Association, Yorkshire Coast Homes, Scarborough Borough Council, Wilmott Dixon Contractors and Seddons Painting Contractors.'Picture by Neil Silk 113566

BUS shelters in Sandybed have been given a makeover thanks to a team of volunteers.

Two shelters in Evelyn Drive were repointed and painted, and had notice boards installed as part of the work, which was supported by Bramall Construction, Yorkshire Coast Homes, the Willmott Dixon Group and painting contractors Seddons

Sandybed Tenants and Residents Association instigated the work. Committee treasurer Ray Walker said: “We are very grateful for all the help we have received and we look forward to working together again for the benefit of everyone in the local community.”

Mel Watson from Willmott Dixon said: “It was a pleasure to get involved and work with the local community.”

Cllr John Ritchie said: “It is wonderful to be around people who care so passionately about the community in which they live. I was very happy to be asked to play a small part in recognising the work they have done.”