Repairs for wildlife site

Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers installing the new bench.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers installing the new bench.

Volunteers from Northumberland Wildlife Trust have been carrying out essential repairs at a nature reserve thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The team, led by volunteer Cathy Bell, headed out to the trust’s Holywell Pond reserve to dig out and re-level the path between the site’s south and east meadows, which in the winter months has seen vehicles and volunteers get stuck in the mud.

The team then went on to replace an old seat near Holywell Dene, which has been on the ‘to do’ list for months and is a popular resting place for dog walkers and visitors.

Cathy said: “The sunshine was glorious and the conversation was entertaining, so we just kept on going and did not notice the time fly by.”

“The support from People’s Postcode Lottery allows us to carry out jobs on the reserve and, come the winter, we will be saying more than a few thanks to its players.”