Schools and community groups sign up to local Ramsey pledge

SCHOOLS and community groups in Ramsey have joined forces to improve the lives of people in the town.

Infant, primary and secondary schools, the police, fire service, children’s centre, youth groups, locality teams, Tesco, Ramsey Football Club, local councillors and others have helped to create a statement of intent to work towards a common set of standards and values.

The aim is to promote a positive culture and sense of mutual respect throughout the town, and to look for ways to be helpful.

The pledge – in the form of a poster - will appear in the reception areas of all organisations which have taken part. The aim is to encourage all customers to respect the statement and to respond and behave accordingly.

The group has met at Abbey College over last year and is also working on other objectives to improve the lives of young people in the town.

Abbey College headteacher Wayne Birks said: “I have been very impressed with the way the community organisations in Ramsey have embraced this initiative and taken its principles on board. We all share the same commitment to high standards and values, and I am convinced we can work together to make Ramsey an even better place to live and work. We also wish to invite other organisations in Ramsey to sign the pledge on behalf of their own organisations.”