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Trafford's Woodheys Park benefits from young volunteers' efforts
11:21am Monday 26th August 2013 in News
A GROUP of young volunteers has been working in Sale with Trafford Council staff, the Friends of Woodheys Park and two National Citizen Service supervisors on a variety of projects at Woodheys Wood.
The 30 volunteers, all aged 16, are the latest volunteer teams from NCS to venture into the woods to carry out improvement works.
The group recently cleared an ancient ditch in the woods of litter, fly-tipped items and dead branches and undergrowth. This is to prepare the area for a planting programme which will re-introduce wildflowers and native ferns.
Executive councillor Alan Mitchell said: “To see the enthusiasm and commitment shown not just by this group but all the other NCS volunteers who have worked on this local project is inspirational.The efforts of everyone involved are helping create such significant improvements to not just the wood itself but the whole of Woodheys Park.
“Congratulations must go to every one of the young people that have been involved. Thanks should also go to the Friends of Woodheys Park and all our Friends groups for their tireless work throughout the year to maintain and improve our local green spaces.
“The input of our local NCS coordinator and the Woodheys Park’s onsite staff should also be recognised and I look forward to seeing more volunteers working with them on this excellent project.”
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