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Young people respond to disorder

16th November 2011

Following the disorder in the summer of 2011 young people in Youth United organisations demonstrated how young people are making a difference in their communities.

B&Q, Waitrose and Asda kindly donated food, resources, plants and paint. Supported by the Metropolitan Police Service in London and Greater Manchester Police over 2,000 young people took part.

The Army Cadets returned from camp to work in Salford on plants and repairing fences and Scouts, Girl Guides, St John Ambulance Cadets and other members joined them making a difference and gaining the respect of locals.

In London the Volunteer Police Cadets made up the back bone of the response going on the streets in 16 London Boroughs doing a range of work. In Croydon over 100 young people from all of the member groups came together and revamped waste land in the worst affected areas and were helped by a visit from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.