Digging on the Crescent

YOUNG people on a housing estate have discovered their green fingers. A tree planting project, Digging on the Crescent, set up by Groundwork Hertfordshire, allowed eight to 19-year-olds on the Westmill Estate in Hitchin to make a positive contribution to

YOUNG people on a housing estate have discovered their green fingers.

A tree planting project, Digging on the Crescent, set up by Groundwork Hertfordshire, allowed eight to 19-year-olds on the Westmill Estate in Hitchin to make a positive contribution to the environment by improving a vacant grassed area.

The project, which took place last Thursday and Friday, was one of Groundwork's Easter activities for young people and part of its two-year Youth Works scheme on the estate, working in partnership with North Herts Homes and North Herts District Council.

Graeme Endersby, Youth Works Westmill manager at Groundwork Hertfordshire, said: "This is a great project getting young people really involved with their surroundings and allowing them to make a personal contribution to improving the look of the estate simply by planting the trees.


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"Not only will they learn new skills and more about their environment, they will have fun and hopefully enjoy being outside getting muddy.

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