Volunteers help out during DIY paint job

Some of the members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who helped paint the bollards.
Some of the members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who helped paint the bollards.

Community-minded volunteers turned out to help spruce up bollards and railings in Alnwick town centre.

A total of 20 people offered their services to take part in the DIY job on Monday, June 4.

Brandishing black paint and brushes, the volunteers from Alnwick Town Council, Alnwick Chamber of Trade and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints toiled for more than two hours to brighten some 50 bollards and railings in Bailiffgate, Narrowgate, Fenkle Street, Bondgate Without and Hotspur Street.

The paint was supplied by Alnwick Town Council, whose representative Tim Kirton said: “The town council is extremely grateful for the help of those who came along from Alnwick Chamber of Trade, and from the Church of The Latter Day Saints who made up the majority of the volunteers, and gave up so much of their own time to come along and make this such a success.”

A second painting party will be held on the evening of Tuesday, June 19, to paint the rest of the bollards and railings in the town centre to help it to look its best for the summer influx of visitors.

Meanwhile, at last week’s town-council meeting, it was mentioned that feedback from the Northumbria in Bloom judges had been positive, following a visit in April.