Read all about environmental project

Left to right, assistant Wild Green Spaces project officer Becky Stanley, Deborah Jefferson from the council's countryside team and Wild Green Spaces project officer Jo Haskett promote the newsletter.
Left to right, assistant Wild Green Spaces project officer Becky Stanley, Deborah Jefferson from the council's countryside team and Wild Green Spaces project officer Jo Haskett promote the newsletter.

GREEN-MINDED residents can find out all they need to know about an environmental project in a newly-published newsletter.

The first edition of the quarterly newsletter provides people with a wealth of information about Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool.

Wild Green Spaces is a three-year project aiming to involve local people in a range of works to improve and develop the town’s parks and local nature reserves.

The newsletter, which is being delivered to many homes around the town’s parks, features articles on environmental improvement works since the project was launched last year, upcoming events and tells how people can get involved as volunteers.

Jo Haskett, Wild Green Spaces project officer, said: “Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool is all about working with local people to improve the town’s environment and we thought the newsletter was one way of reaching out to them.

“We hope that people will like what they read and be inspired to get involved.”

Anyone who doesn’t have a newsletter delivered can pick one up from Hartlepool Civic Centre, in Victoria Road, Summerhill Country Park’s visitors centre, off Catcote Road and all of the town’s libraries.

The Wild Green Spaces project was awarded a National Lottery grant of more than £350,000 following a successful bid by Hartlepool Borough Council in partnership with the Environment Agency and the Burn Valley Project Steering Group.

It is funded by Natural England through its Access to Nature initiative which is part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme.

For more information about the project, including volunteer opportunities, telephone (01429) 853325 or 07795453389.

Alternatively email wildgreenspaces@hartlepool.gov.uk.