PEOPLE are being sought to join a new weekly volunteer group in Purbeck.

The new group will form part of Durlston Country Park’s Pleasure Grounds project and will meet every Tuesday between 10am and 1pm.

The project aims to enhance the Victorian landscape at Durlston and realise Victorian owner George Burt’s vision for people to ‘look round and read great nature’s open book’.

Last month it was announced the project had been awarded £900,000 in funding as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme

Volunteers will initially focus on renovating an area of the site to prepare for the creation of a new volunteering hub. This will act as a base for activities around the ‘Pleasure Grounds’, including horticulture, green woodworking, dry stone walling and traditional rural crafts for volunteers including people with dementia, teenagers and people with disabilities.

Ben Tolley, apprentice ranger, said: “There will be activities for everyone to help and pick up some new skills, no matter what age or ability you are, so please do come along and try something new.”

Anyone who would like to volunteer should meet at the Learning Centre at Durlston on Tuesday, August 21, just before 10am.