Go wild about nature

NATURE lovers are invited to a series of events during an exciting new environmental project.

The events are part of a three-year Wild Green Spaces scheme in Hartlepool.

The project, which has been awarded a National Lottery grant of more than £350,000, aims to involve local people in the development and improvement of the town’s key green spaces, including Burn Valley Gardens, Burn Valley Family Wood and the Ward Jackson, Seaton and Rossmere parks.

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

The first event will be held at Ward Jackson Park, on Wednesday, February 16.

People can taken part between 10am until 3pm and there will be an opportunity to meet members of the Wild Green Spaces in Hartlepool team, enjoy some fresh air and exercise and get involved in some practical conservation work.

Further events will take place at Burn Valley Gardens on Monday, February 21, Ward Jackson Park on Tuesday, February 22, Rossmere Park on Thursday, February 24 and Seaton Park on Friday, February 25.

These will run from 10am-11.30am.

Advance booking is essential for all of the events and places can be reserved by calling (01429) 853325.