The Conservation Volunteers
The Conservation Volunteers say:
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) protect, restore and care for both people and nature. Through our work, local people improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, by being outdoors, active and connected with others. We have been based in York for 40 years and believe passionately in the health and social benefits of groups working in nature. We focus our activities in less advantaged areas and make them accessible to those who will gain most.
We have a long running project in Hull Road Park in the Tang Hall area of York, where TCV have established a group of local volunteers who meet regularly in the park to tend to newly established flowerbeds, wildflower areas, carry out bulb planting and litter picking and much more. The area has become alive with colour and improves each season both for people and local wildlife. TCV have also created a community food growing area, orchard and planting around the café. The Purey Cust Trust grant has enabled TCV to continue to develop this valuable work.