Chance to help voles

WILDLIFE experts are battling to improve the habitat for a creature made popular in the Wind in the Willows series.

Work is under way to turn the beck at the Family Wood in Hartlepool into an area which would be loved by the water vole.

And to help achieve their targets, organisers have lined up a day of work on the beck where the public can join in. All equipment will be provided.

Those interested in taking part should meet at the entrance to the Family Wood in Elwick Road, wearing old clothing and suitable footwear, while those wanting more details should contact (01429) 523419.