Postcode helps protect reserves

PLAYERS of the People’s Postcode Lottery will be helping Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) protect its reserves along Druridge Bay this summer.

Some of the money it has received from the lottery has allowed the organisation to appoint a warden for the area for the next six months.

Ray Keech will be patrolling the trust’s reserves at Cresswell Shore, Cresswell Pond, Druridge Pools and East Chevington – in addition to his regular job of Living Waterways Assistant – to ensure nesting birds are not disturbed, look for signs of vandalism and generally keep a close eye on each site.

Duncan Hutt, NWT Head of Land Management, said: “This is yet another example of how players of the People’s Postcode Lottery are helping the trust.

“Every year, the summer months lead to an increase in activity on our reserves which can result in more damage and vandalism.

“However, the lottery funding has enabled us to place a warden on the Bay to keep an eye on what’s going on and hopefully spot any problems before they arise.”