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Novus Apprentice Community Challenge Day

Novus Apprentice Community Challenge Day.

Twenty two young people, 180 combined working hours, one site and a tonne of community spirit – Novus Property Solutions’ Apprentice Challenge, in conjunction with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, was a roaring success.

Youngsters hoping to win a place as an apprentice with Novus completed a major makeover of the walkway, streets and canal area adjacent to Middleport Pottery in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, as part of the company’s work in the community and its search for new recruits.

During the Novus Apprentice Community Challenge Day, the youngsters removed graffiti, installed planters and removed rubbish and overgrown plants on a busy walkway, known as Pidduck Street. They also repainted a bridge which runs from the walkway to join both sides of the Trent and Mersey canal during their one-day challenge recently.

Novus Apprentice Community Challenge DayThe area is now vastly improved and members of the local community, pedestrians and visitors have assurance they can pass through the area and be greeted by safer and friendlier scenery.

The Middleport Pottery site is currently undergoing an £8 million transformation by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. The charity, which has HRH The Prince of Wales as its President, supports and strengthens communities by rescuing and reusing important British buildings at risk of being lost forever through demolition or decay. The priority is to work in areas that will benefit most from the regeneration and economic growth delivered.

Stuart Seddon, Novus’ chairman, said: “At Novus, we are proud to support the communities within which we work and working with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust at Middleport Pottery has been an opportunity for us to really help this British heritage project take steps towards completion.

Novus Apprentice Community Challenge Day
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