Volunteer appeal for new project

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A NEW regular volunteering opportunity begins next week on the Cinder Track - the Scarborough to Whitby Old Railway.

Groundwork North Yorkshire will be leading a volunteering task on the track every Thursday from April 7 as part of the on-going improvement project there.

A range of tasks are on offer, from planting a wildflower meadow and fitting access gates, to repairing drainage and making and installing signage. The work will take place at various places along the 21-mile route.

Bob Kendall, who is the supervisor for the Cinder Track project, said: “Volunteering offers the opportunity to meet new people and gain experience in a wealth of new skills, as well as enjoying the outdoors and keeping fit and healthy.”

Free transport is available from Manor Road Nurseries at 10am on Thursday mornings, to return by 3pm the same day. Volunteers should come dressed for working outdoors and bring a packed lunch and refreshments.

For further information contact Mr Kendall on 07967 453682 or visit www.groundwork.org.uk/nyorkshire.