Trust’s praise for park work of volunteers

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Volunteers who help keep a borough park looking its best have been praised.

National land management charity, the Land Trust, has seen a 53 per cent increase in volunteer activity in the past year.

And since 2013, the amount has increased from 3,000 to 8,064 days.

And one site benefitting from volunteers helping to keep it well maintained is Weetslade Country Park.

Head of portfolio management at the Land Trust, Alan Carter, said: “We have seen a significant rise in volunteer activity over the past year, which is a great privilege for the Land Trust.

“To have such a large team of dedicated people who regularly help out on our sites and take passion in the green space we provide for communities is a fantastic thing.”

Euan Hall, chief executive of the Land Trust, added: “Our volunteers are a vital part of what the Land Trust achieves.

“Whether it be general maintenance or help at our sites, engaging with the community at our parks and nature reserves or helping us improve and develop our land, the volunteers who have dedicated hundreds of thousands of hours are hugely appreciated.”

More details of volunteering opportunities can be found at www.thelandtrust.org.uk