Major milestone hit by volunteers at green oasis

VOLUNTEERS who look after a green oasis in Whitley Bay are celebrating a milestone.

The Friends of Brierdene reached 10,000 volunteer hours within the biodiversity valley, which stretches from The Links to Whitley Bay Golf Club.

The volunteers, who took six years to reach the milestone, spend two hours every Wednesday and Saturday in the dene, and have picked up numerous awards for their work.

And they are looking for more volunteers. Anyone interested can turn up at the Scout Hut any Wednesday or Saturday at 10am or visit