CHILDREN fed up with graffiti and litter on their Isleworth estate have started their own improvement project.
Charlotte Carter, Lily Bryan, Savanna Asttridge, Taylor Thorne and sisters Shannon, Lesley and Courtney Jones, now patrol the Ivybridge Estate looking for graffiti, broken glass, broken play equipment and other dangerous items before reporting back to Hounslow Homes.
A Hounslow Homes spokeswoman said: "The children are frequent visitors to Hounslow Homes' Langdale Centre, always wanting to help out and clean up their estate.
"They kept asking to do more until one day estate manager, Marion Way, suggested they become junior rangers."
The children, whose ages range from 10 to 14 and all live in Summerwood Road, now report weekly to the Ivybridge team, who give them a 'to-do list'.
The junior rangers also think up new ways to get more young people involved in activities and are currently looking for a designated graffiti wall.
Ranger Savanna, 14, said: "We want to make a difference, we know it will not happen straight away, but slowly people around us will start to see the changes."
Lesley, 12, said: "Children from our school always say to us I don't know how you can live there, but for us this is our home, it is all we have ever known. We're used to it, but we want to change it."
Hounslow Homes team leader Fiona King said: "These kids are all brilliant, the way they are constantly trying to make their world better not only for themselves, but for everyone else on the estate."
The junior rangers are recruiting more members. If you are 12 to 14 and live on the Ivybridge Estate, look out for junior rangers posters or visit the Langdale Centre in Summerwood Road.