Vale Community Council Cleans Up Neighbourhood
THUNDER BAY – A nice spring day, lots of energetic young people, and a neighbourhood that needs attention. Those ingredients, topped off with ice cream cones led to a successful spring cleaning for the Vale Community Council.
Limbrick neighbourhood shares a lot of commonalities in Thunder Bay, a diverse neighbourhood with a large First Nation population. The neighbourhood is a young one, with lots of kids.
The Vale Community Council brings the community, especially the youth together to make a difference. This week, after several clean up efforts in the Fort William downtown, the youth got together to clean up their own neighbourhood.
The winter’s litter was made short work of by the energetic youth.
There are a lot of different efforts underway to help build neighbourhood capacity and create a greater sense of community in the Limbrick Housing project. Often ideas are brought forward and simply completed without widespread consultation from the community. A Bike Park that was installed in the neighbourhood has become full of holes, and a source of mud and dirt. Some of the dirt is thrown against the unit that could be used by the community for gatherings, but remains closed.
The new playground is very popular with the young people, and it is cleaned by the residents on a regular basis. However another play area, with sand has become a neighbourhood litter box for stray cats.