Youngsters lend a hand to plant orchard

Moss way Allotments . Some of the members of the 69th Mosborough scout group  who are helping to plant fruit trees at the Moss way Allotments .
Moss way Allotments . Some of the members of the 69th Mosborough scout group who are helping to plant fruit trees at the Moss way Allotments .
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CUBS and beavers dug deep to help plant a new orchard in their local community.

The young members of 69 Mosborough Scout Group joined councillors and Sheffield Council community foresters to carry out the work at Moss Way Allotments.

Janice Evans, secretary of Moss Way Allotments Society, said: “The day went really well. We planted around 50 fruit trees, plus a specimen oak tree.

“We had around 25 cubs and beavers, who worked really hard. The Mayor, Alan Law was there, too, along with Mayoress Nicola Ashton, local councillors, and our local MP Clive Betts.”

She added: “We also had help from Dobbie’s Garden Centre, Barlborough, and the Sheffield Council community foresters.”

Janice said the orchard project had been made possible after the allotment group received a £5,000 grant from Sheffield Council’s South East Community Assembly.

Its chairman David Barker was present along with fellow local councillor, Gail Smith.