Old Swan is looking cleaner and brighter thanks to a restorative justice scheme.
Under the scheme. which is overseen by the council’s Youth Offending team, young people who have committed offences spend a number of hours working in the community.
Among tier recent work has been the painting of a graffiti-covered gable end wall of a shop in Belfast Road and litter picks in three areas as well as regular litter clearance on the cinder path near to Cardinal Heenan School.
They also leafleted all the houses in Old Swan to publicise the recent Joseph Lappin festival.
Local councillor Peter Brennan said; “They did a fantastic job of painting out the graffiti on the shop wall and making the area look so much more presentable and they are also helping to make the area cleaner. We are delighted with the work of the Youth Offending Team and the young people.”
Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “This work shows the value of the restorative justice scheme. The young people are putting something back into the community, making it a more attractive place.”