THREE teenagers have been given apprenticeships to maintain facilities in West Oxfordshire’s towns and villages.

Dan Payne, of Witney, Dan Maddocks, from Ducklington, and Stonesfield’s Richard Moss will undertake two-year apprenticeships with West Oxfordshire District Council.

All three previously attended Abingdon & Witney College for horticulture or countryside conservation training.

Their work for the council will include services such as grass and verge cutting in various towns and villages and keeping sports pitches, cemeteries and other community facilities maintained.