KIND-HEARTED volunteers of all ages have been sprucing up Mill Glen despite coronavirus effecting how many hands can help out.

Normally Mill Glen Action Group would have around eight people in the ranks, but only two households can join in under current guidance on social distancing.

However, that did not stop the group clearing the entrance and paths around the greenspace on Saturday, while also planting bulbs to encourage bio-diversity.

Jane Edwards, from the group, said: "We have been limited by Covid so it makes things a bit tricky but we have till been able to do a fair bit.

"At the moment it's myself and my husband and daughter and grandsons.

"We are looking forward to getting our volunteers back in the New Year, hopefully, but our main aim to make sure the entrance and paths of the glen are maintained."

The group has been helped by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) who have helped cut bracken off the side of hills and cut back grass so that wild flower seeds could be planted at the glen entrance.

"TCV have been helping groups with the Covid situations and they have been a great help because we don't have as many helpers," Jane added.

"Some of things we have been able to do will encourage biodiversity.

"We've also been giving management of two planters the community council was recently given and we've just planted two of the beds."