What a good deed for park by cubs

Members of Hartlepool's 18th  beavers and cubs planting trees at Seaton Park
Members of Hartlepool's 18th beavers and cubs planting trees at Seaton Park

HELPFUL cubs and beavers helped to spruce up Seaton Carew park when they volunteered to give a number of trees roots.

The enthusiastic youngsters planted around 30 trees in the public park in an exercise with the Friends of Seaton Park Group and Hartlepool council’s parks and countryside team.

They took part in a planting day when around 120 new rowan, silver birch and cherry trees took root in the park off Station Lane.

Margaret Elliott, cub leader of the 18th Hartlepool St Paul’s beavers and cubs, said: “We do quite a lot of work with the council and countryside wardens doing things like making bird boxes and planting trees.

“We got in contact with them and asked if they needed any help planting trees and they said the Friends of Seaton Park group were planting some.

“They planted about 30 in all. It was quite surprising.

“We started at one end of the fence and all of a sudden we were right at the other end.”

Their efforts will go towards their group environmental award.

Margaret added: “The children enjoy working outdoors and helping to enhance the local environment.

“The friends group and countryside team were also very pleased that the children had come along to help.”

The planting team consisted of around 10 cubs and beavers all aged from six to 10.

The next public event planned at the park is a drop-in session to make Christmas tree decorations, with sing along, on Saturday, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Meet at the bowls pavilion.