Cubs and beavers spruce up Seaton Park

Cubs and beavers with park volunteers in Seaton Park
Cubs and beavers with park volunteers in Seaton Park

A GROUP of cubs and beavers carried out sterling work in Seaton Park when they did their bit for the local community at the weekend.

More than a dozen youngsters helped to spruce up the park’s sensory garden and improve the overall appearance of the park as part of the project for Scout Community Week.

The young helpers, from 18th Hartlepool St Paul’s beavers and cubs, worked alongside volunteers from the Friends of Seaton Park group and the council’s countryside team.

MP Iain Wright also paid a visit to the park, in Station Lane, with his family pet dog.

Cub Scout Leader Margaret Elliott, who gave a helping hand with husband Allen, a scout leader, said: “It was a great day.

“We weeded the sensory garden and planted more plants in the sensory garden.

“Earlier we made four bird boxes, and they were going to be erected in the park.

“We had a visit from Iain Wright MP, and we were helped by the Friends of Seaton Park, countryside warden, Deb Jefferson and the young people’s parents.

“There were about 15 young people from the 18th Hartlepool beavers and cubs.”

As a result of the hard work there is now a dipping platform and two benches for people to enjoy the wildflowers and wild life attracted to the park.

New groynes were placed around the sensory garden and a pathway was cut through the undergrowth in the pond area.

This will allow visitors to the park to access the array of wild flowers which are sprouting in the pond area.

Graeme Measor, secretary of the Friends of Seaton Park, said: “We were delighted that the cubs lent a hand, and the area looks absolutely splendid.

“We have now got two benches that people can sit on and wildlife is also starting to flourish.

“It was just a really nice event and the weather was glorious.”