Brush strokes in Ebbw Vale

Brush strokes in Ebbw Vale

Hairdressing students in Wales have swapped brushes in a bid to renovate a cricket club’s grounds.

More than 130 hairdressing, construction and A-level students from Coleg Gwent spent two months painting, sweeping, clearing and planting shrubs at the Ebbw Vale Cricket Club.

Coleg Gwent lecturer Tracey Waterhouse said: “We’re proud of their efforts in achieving a clean and friendly environment that has ended in a real community spirit.”

The learners also raised money to provide six picnic benches.

Nick Pepper, secretary of the cricket club, said: “It’s great to see young students getting involved with a local club, helping it to receive the makeover that it thoroughly deserves.”

The materials and paint were supplied by Alun Watkins, operations manager at Blaenau Gwent County Council, and the plants were donated by Ebbw Vale B&Q and Price’s shop in Beaufort.

Featured image caption: Hairdressing, construction and A-level learners ready to renovate the cricket club