Conservationists wanted for new Newtownabbey Way group

Trainee Biodiversity Officer Rosie Irwin is inviting keen gardeners and conservationists to join the Newtownabbey Way Volunteer Group. INNT 37-046-FP
Trainee Biodiversity Officer Rosie Irwin is inviting keen gardeners and conservationists to join the Newtownabbey Way Volunteer Group. INNT 37-046-FP

NEWTOWNABBEY Borough Council is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join its Newtownabbey Way Volunteer Group.

The council is hoping to recruit keen gardeners, conservationists, or people who just enjoy the outdoors and want to help maintain and improve the borough’s new walking and cycling route.

The group will be meeting at various sites along the Newtownabbey Way every third Saturday in the month, from 10am - 3pm. The first meeting will take place on October 20.

Activities will include a range of practical tasks including scrub clearance, pond, ditch and hedge maintenance as well as sessions on how to use, manage and maintain work tools.

The initiative is open to people aged 16 years and over who are physically fit and able. Volunteers aged 16 - 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone interested in finding out more should telephone Rosie Irwin on 028 9034 0063 or email rirwin@newtownabbey.gov.uk