A teenager turned to technology to find a DIY army prepared to improve an eyesore in his community.
Wrenn pupil, Ismael Jaffery, decided to take action to turn an overgrown open space in Newcomen Road into an area which everyone could use.
Using Facebook, emails and texts he gathered together 21 volunteers who were prepared to do their bit.
The inspiration for this plan came when the 16-year-old from Vivian Road attended a Government funded summer project called National Citizen Service – a scheme which aims to give young people greater confidence and inspire teamwork.
After three weeks, Ismael returned home to Wellingborough and decided it was time for action.
He said: “The area had become overgrown with weeds and bushes and there was graffiti. I thought it should be brightened up and decided to organise a clean up.
“I remember in my childhood it used to be beautiful and had strong community use.
“So as a result of the course I decided to get it cleaned up. I used Facebook, emails and sent texts to friends to get them to come along.
“In the end we had 21 volunteers but what was good was when people in the community saw what we were doing they came to help.
We even had donations of plants for the flowerbeds.
“I am really pleased with what we have done and I am proud when I walk past.” Ismael, who recently sat his GCSEs, will hold a summer fete next Saturday to showcase the area and bring the community together.