Tree-sy does it for green kids!

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A HOUSING provider has teamed up with youngsters from a youth group to plant 100 trees as part of an environmental campaign.

Youngsters from Hartlepool Neighbourhoodies helped to dig, plant and water tree saplings provided free of charge by the Woodland Trust, at Romaine Park in Hartlepool.

They were joined on the day by Police Community Support Officers, Housing Hartlepool staff, Hartlepool Community Wardens and the Woodland Trust.

The initiative came about as part of a wider Housing Hartlepool campaign to inspire residents to ‘Love Where You Live’, which encourages people to make a positive difference to the neighbourhoods they live in.

The Neighbourhoodies, who are based at the Phoenix Centre in Hindpool Close, Hartlepool, are a group of children aged between six-17.

The group is jointly run by Housing Hartlepool and Cleveland Police and focuses on providing diversionary activities, including tackling anti-social behaviour through education and promoting a community spirit and pride in the area.

Helen Ivison, Housing Hartlepool’s neighbourhood manager, said: “The trees will help enhance Romaine Park, encourage wildlife and have given the children an opportunity to learn more about the natural environment.”