A GROUP of green fingered youngsters and pensioners have joined forces to give a blooming marvellous makeover to a housing estate in Llandudno.

Members of Llandudno Youth Club were recruited for an intergenerational planting project with older tenants to add a splash of colour in St Andrew’s Avenue. They filled around 30 flower tubs with begonias, marigolds and a host of bedding plants at the estate which is managed by housing association Cartrefi Conwy. The scheme is a result of a partnership between Cartrefi Conwy, North Wales Police and the youth club.

According to Nerys Veldhuizen, Cartrefi Conwy older person’s engagement officer, the intergenerational project was all about creating communities to be proud of. She said: “It’s wonderful to see these amazing youth club members working alongside older people and getting on so well. They have become friends.

“Once we finish the flower tubs we will be doing a litter pick around the area with Keep Wales Tidy. Then we have arranged an afternoon tea so tenants and young people can enjoy a social occasion together along with local dignitaries.”

Tenant, Olwyn Rowlands aged 83, said: “It’s wonderful to see so many young people working so hard for the community and making the place look so much better. It made my day seeing so many smiling faces and the flowers and tubs are just beautiful.”

Youth club members Bonnie Shingler, 13, Akira Roberts, 11, and Cyril Carey, 12, all loved being involved. Bonnie said: “It’s been good fun being with friends and doing something worthwhile. I’ve really liked helping older people and making the flower tubs. It’s a nice feeling knowing we have done something good.”