Record number of volunteers help out at Ponds Wood

Volunteers at Ponds Wood
Volunteers at Ponds Wood

A RECORD number of volunteers got stuck in at Ponds Wood to help make the area more inviting.

The ‘Green Project’ at Ponds Wood took place last Saturday (October 20) and a break in the incessant rain helped attract a good number of volunteers.

More than 30 people from the local community attended, and between them collected more than six bags of litter.

Vegetation around the pond was also cut back enabling the pond to be opened up to attract waterfowl and to make the area more inviting for wildlife and visitors alike.

Councillor Emily Westley, lead member for leisure at Hastings Borough Council, said: “The help from volunteers is vital to keep these very special areas in the borough clear and accessible for all.

“Thanks must go to all the people who turned up, the response was overwhelming. There was a mixture of ages and abilities and everyone was so keen to get stuck in, a lot more was achieved on the day than ever expected.”

For further details of conservation tasks in Ponds Wood or other areas email rangers@hastings.gov.uk, or call the rangers on 01424 451066.