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Festive cheer and foliage cleared at Haverfordwest hospital sites

Seven trailer loads of foliage were removed from the Bro Cerwyn Centre and Withybush Hospital sites in Haverfordwest recently with the help of volunteers from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Pathways project.

The Ann’s Withybush Volunteer Ground Force team has been working for months to clear overgrown areas around the two sites, so the Pathways volunteers stepped in to help clear away the huge amount of foliage that had been collected recently.

Volunteers from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Pathways project helped clear overgrown brambles and shrubs,  cleared by Ann’s Withybush Volunteer Ground Force.
Volunteers from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Pathways project helped clear overgrown brambles and shrubs,  cleared by Ann’s Withybush Volunteer Ground Force.

Park Authority Pathways Volunteer Officer Tom Iggleden, said: “You can see how much time and effort has gone into clearing the site from the sheer amount of branches and leaves that have been collected by the dedicated Ground Force volunteers.

“As well as helping make this site more pleasant for everyone who uses it, the Pathways volunteers were able to put the skills they’ve learnt during their time with the project to good use, with tools such as loppers and saws used to help cut the branches down into more manageable sizes.”

The National Park Authority volunteers were joined by David Williams from Ann’s Withybush Volunteer Ground Force who helped take all the green waste to the nearby Pembrokeshire County Council Civic Amenity site for disposal.

Run by the Park Authority and funded by the Welsh Government, Pathways aims to help more people spend time in the outdoors by providing volunteering, learning and training opportunities in the National Park and nearby areas.

The project will provide thousands volunteering working days over a three-year period, and will focus on people who want to improve their health and wellbeing, as well as gain new experiences and skills as they make environmental improvements for communities.

You can find out more about Ann’s Withybush Volunteer Ground Force by visiting their Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/246120712459036.

If you would like to become a Pathways volunteer or if you’re part a group that wants help to experience the outdoors, contact Tom Iggleden by emailing tomi@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk or call 07866 771190.

Published 22 December 2017


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