Young gardeners go green

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters joined Mayor Alan Roberts and a group of guerrilla gardeners on Wednesday (April 23).

The pupils from Robsack Wood School planted seeds on land in Catsfield Close, in Hollington, St Leonards.

Residents in the area also prepared the semi-derelict site by removing rubbish and raking the soil.

The Hastings Trust is giving away wildflower seeds to residents and a brand new BMX is on offer for the best photograph of the flowers when they have grown.

People can collect free seed packets from the trust’s office, which is based in Robertson Street.

Nick Wates, chairman of Hastings Trust, said: “All the species in the seed mix are native perennial wildflowers and we know how environment friendly local people are.

“Everyone can find a space to plant seeds and at most they need a rake to do it.

“It’s a way for everyone to be involved in environmental improvement.”