Royal tribute is planted in Aldwick park

FREEZING weather failed to stop young people planting a royal tribute in an Aldwick park.

The cold conditions in West Park were no deterrent to the 13 members of the latest programme run by the Prince’s Trust team in Bognor Regis.

Friends of West Park secretary Jan Malpas said: “Despite It feeling about -10C, there were smiles on faces and a motivated team started the jobs allocated.

“The Friends had asked them to plant an avenue of four oak trees to commemorate the diamond jubilee in 2012 which we want to call the Diamond Jubilee Walk. Another team from the trust set about doing some coppice work.

“These teenagers did a really great job for West Park. They are a credit to the Prince’s Trust Team programme.”

Last Thursday’s efforts in the park formed part of the 12 week programme for 16-25-year-olds who want to move on with their lives. As well as community projects, those on the course complete work placements, CVs and practise job interviews.