London park fun day

FAMILIES on a housing estate which is working to get rid of its bad name enjoyed a day of fun in the sun.

The London Park Estate neighbours joined in face painting, henna and nail art, tee-shirt making, a DJ workshop and other games and activities in the summer event last Friday.

The day was part of a push by the new London Park Youth Action Group and police to create a sense of community and rid the estate of its bad reputation.

Mobile unit team leader Emily Pearson said: "Everyone had a fantastic day on Friday - it was a great success, and really well attended by people of all ages in the community. People were being really positive and would like to bring the community together more often."

The London Park Youth Action Group is made up of London Park Tenants' and Residents' association, Mirfield's Matrix youth project, sports scheme Communities United Project, and Kirklees Council's Mobile Youth Work Team, Communities and Leisure Service, Play Pathfinder team, Neighbourhood Housing and the Communities United Project.