TEENAGERS helping renovate a housing scheme garden have been praised by MP James Frith.

The politician met the 16 and 17-year-olds, who are participating in the National Citizen Service at Queensbury Place in Maxwell Street, Bury.

Mr Frith said: “It was great to see these young people getting involved with volunteering. It’s fantastic to see teenagers using their time to make a difference in the community.”

The community action event was a huge success and despite the rain, the young people and service users teamed together to spruce up the garden, making it more welcoming for residents and visitors.

During their lunch break, the teens were joined by MP for Bury North, James Frith, for a discussion on their thoughts on the NCS programme and the importance of volunteering.

More than 300 young people from Bury are taking part in NCS between June and September. The scheme brings together 16 and 17 year olds from different backgrounds to complete a series of personal and team challenges and make a difference in their community.