Chance to help out at park

Ward Jackson Park
Ward Jackson Park

COUNCIL chiefs are calling on any volunteers with a bit of time on their hands to help out with a green project.

The Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool project wants to hear from anyone who can help them out when it hosts another of its “volunteer taster days” in the town’s Ward Jackson Park tomorrow, from 10am-3pm.

It’s a chance for people to get involved with the project and to help prune and cut back foliage in the park’s wildlife areas.

Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool project officer Becky Stanley said: “Now that we’re going towards the end of the season, it’s the ideal time to be looking at what needs pruning and cutting back in our wildlife areas.

“We already have a very enthusiastic group of volunteers who regularly turn out in support of the project, but we are always looking to welcome new people.”

The three-year Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool project aims to involve local people in a range of environmental schemes taking place across the town.

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

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

People wishing to get involved should meet beside the clock tower in Ward Jackson Park.

Transport to the park can be arranged by calling (01429) 853325.