Group helps to keep West Sussex wildlife walk tidy

HELPERS The group from the Wrenford Centre
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A WILDLIFE walk for schoolchildren is thriving under the care and attention of adults with learning disabilities.

Adults from The Wrenford Centre, a day centre in Chichester, have been keeping the beauty spot looking trim and tidy.

Beaky’s Wildlife Walk, at Dell Quay, near Chichester, was opened a year ago and includes two raised ponds, a herb garden and interpretation panels.

The volunteers have been applauded for their efforts in keeping it looking so good.

The Wrenford group comes once a week.

Peter Hines, Wrenford day care officer said, ‘I believe it is of key importance that our service users get out from being in Wrenford every day.

‘It’s essential for them to interact with people in a normal day-to-day way, and it’s important for them to feel, and see, that they are giving something back to a community that supports them.

‘It also provides much-needed exercise which benefits their health, gets them out into the fresh air and into an environment where they learn from each other, sharing their knowledge of wildlife for example.’

The partnership with Wrenford was made by Gary James, the education officer at Chichester Harbour Conservancy, which manages the harbour.