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GREEN fingered volunteers are needed for a tree planting event at Manor Road Park.

This weekend the Friends of Manor Road Park is looking for volunteers to help plant 60 new fruit trees in the park.

The original event, due to take place last December to coincide with National Tree Week, had to be cancelled due to the unexpected wintry weather.

Conditions are now more favourable and the Friends, supported by staff from Scarborough Council’s Parks and Countryside Services department, are inviting residents and volunteers to join them on Saturday from 10am in Manor Road Park.

The funding for the new orchard has come from the Voice Your Choice Participatory Budget, and was awarded to the group in July.

A variety of fruit trees will be planted, including apple, pear, cherry, plum, damson and greengage. Once fully established and fruiting, the community will be encouraged to help themselves to fruit.

Volunteers are asked to come prepared for the weather, with warm clothing and sturdy boots or wellies.

For further information about this event or for the Friends of Manor Road Park contact Malcolm Short on 01723 367987 or email malcolmshort@talktalk.net