West Lindsey: Volunteers make the cut in nature reserve

Coun David Dobbie learns how to use a scythe in Theaker 'Avenue Nature Reserve with regular TCV volunteer Paul Goss.
Coun David Dobbie learns how to use a scythe in Theaker 'Avenue Nature Reserve with regular TCV volunteer Paul Goss.

Volunteers have been learning environmentally-friendly techniques to maintain public areas for everyone’s benefit.

The Conservation Volunteers use scythes to do grass cutting and clearance work. The group regularly do conservation projects,including Mercer’s Wood and Castle Hill Woods in Gainsborough.

Coun David Dobbie is a supporter of the group and last year gave £107 of his councillor initiative fund to buy 15 high visibility vests for volunteers. He joined the volunteers as they cut the long grass at the wildflower meadow in Theaker Avenue.