Volunteers wanted for sculpture site

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to get involved with the management of the county’s latest tourist attraction.

Volunteers are being sought to help maintain Northumberlandia.

The landform sculpture of a reclining woman on the outskirts of Cramlington, is made up of 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil.

It is currently maintained by the Land Trust, of Northumberland Wildlife Trust, and Azure Charitable Enterprises, who are seeking supporters to help look after the site.

It is hoped to set up a Northumberlandia volunteer warden group, who will assist in a variety of seasonal tasks and undertake site checks and patrols when appropriate.

Although the posts would be unpaid, vehicle mileage and public transport costs will be reimbursed and personal protective equipment will be supplied.

Lou Chapman, Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers co-ordinator, said: “We would love to hear from anybody wanting to help maintain this iconic landmark.

“In particular, we would love to recruit a team of volunteer site welcomers to greet visitors at the main entrance on open days and to assist with parking and directions on special event days.”

No specific skills are required as full training will be given.

For more information e-mail volunteer@northwt.org.uk