A GROUP of volunteers descended on a field in Astwood Bank last Saturday (April 16) to help get the area ready for a summer of Scouting activities.
Members of the Scout and Guide Graduate Association (SAGGA) travelled to Redditch Scouts’ conservation area to help with a list of jobs that needed doing after the winter.
The area receiving the attention, to the rear of Astwood Bank Scout and Guide headquarters in Manor House Lane, is affectionately known as Nash’s Acre after current Redditch District Scout chairman, Peter Nash, who organised the purchase of the land from Redditch Borough Council and Severn Trent Water.
It is used by Scouts and Guides for outdoor activities and to take in the local wildlife as it contains ten different varieties of wildflower and six grasses and boasts a wildlife pond, bug and bee hides and a bug hotel as well as a shelter and a composting toilet.
Peter said: “There’s always a lot of work to be done down at Nash’s Acre, but I’m extremely grateful to members of SAGGA who came along on Saturday. I think it’s true to say that a good day’s work was carried out.”