Spruce-up fun for youngsters

18th. Hartlepool Beavers and Cubs doing a litter pick at Seaton Carew.
18th. Hartlepool Beavers and Cubs doing a litter pick at Seaton Carew.

A GREEN kids group spent time sprucing up a seaside resort and a wildlife pond – and had lots of fun to boot.

The beavers and cubs from 18th Hartlepool St Paul’s Scout Group planted plants at the new wildlife pond in the Burn Valley Gardens, in Hartlepool, and then turned their attentions to a spot of litter-picking in Seaton Carew.

The youngsters carried out the work as part of two awards they are working towards – including a Group Environmental Award and a Community Challenge Award.

Margaret Elliott, the cub scout leader, said the kids had a brilliant time and thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands dirty planting, and cleaning up popular tourist resort Seaton Carew.

She added: “The beavers and cubs did litter picking at Seaton Carew and planted plants at the wildlife pond at the Burn Valley.

“They enjoy doing work in the community and all had a great time.”

The scout group also thanked Hartlepool Borough Council worker Kate Ainger for helping to organise the activities.