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.

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