Scouts prepared to help the birds

March 29 2015

SCOUTS put their DIY skills to the test when they made 12 bird boxes to put on trees around Yate.

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SCOUTS put their DIY skills to the test when they made 12 bird boxes to put on trees around Yate.
Members of the 1st Yate Scout Group used materials donated by local businesses to make the nest boxes, which have already been put in position to attract breeding birds this spring.
Locations include Tyndale Park, Brinsham Fields, Kingsgate Park and Poole Court, as well as close to Yate Heritage Centre.
Wood and paint for the boxes came from the Yate branch of B&Q, while Abraham’s Jewellers donated a plaque for each box to acknowledge the scouts’ work and the sponsors.
Group scout leader Andy Pillinger and Anne-Marie Walker, chairwoman of the executive committee, said the challenge raised awareness of the environment among the youngsters, who had enjoyed creating the boxes.