Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Prince Helps A Young Lady

For those who do not know, Prince Charles is the patron of the National Hedge Laying Society and an able cutter himself. Some time ago HRH invited some conservation volunteers to lay hedges on one of his estates. He knows his hedges and was disappointed with the result. The skill base had become diluted. To remedy this Prince Charles has put forward some incentives for young people taking up the call and becoming involved in hedge laying. He has offered those under 30 years old taking part in novice competition or undergoing training a £25 bonus for taking part. This award is administered by the National Hedge Laying Society.

We are pleased to announce one of the Wirral Countryside Volunteers, Jessica Lindsey (pictured with her own work), was given such an award for taking part in Wirral Countryside Volunteer’s 11th free hedge laying training event, Cheshire style, which took place at Poulton Hall, Bebington.

Jessica said “It is amazing to be recognised by the National Hedge Laying Society and a great encouragement. I enjoy my days out with the volunteers they are so welcoming and happy to share their expertise.” Jessica added “I plan to join the National Hedgelaying Society using my award money.” 

Paul Loughnane

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