VOLUNTEERS are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and take part in a community clean-up at Plantation Wood in King’s Lynn.

The event on Sunday has been organised by the Friends of Plantation Wood to clear litter and other rubbish from the Woodland Trust site.

Adults and accompanied children are being urged to dress warmly, wear sturdy footwear and lend a hand between 2pm and 4pm.

The Friends hope to have the wood looking neat and tidy ready for an Easter egg hunt planned over the school holidays.

In 2011, the Woodland Trust, with support from West Norfolk Council, appointed local artist Nicola Marray-Woods to extend her community work in Reffley Wood into Plantation Wood.

The Friends group formed to look after the wood and encourage the community to use and enjoy the site, near Howard Infant School in Parkway.

New members are needed to help with the running of maintenance and community events.

Anyone interested in joining is asked to attend Sunday’s clean-up, join the Facebook page or email plantationwoodkl@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteers are asked to meet near the entrance to the older part of the wood, just on the cycle path through the Rookery.

The Rookery can be accessed from Parkway or via the iron bridge or cycle paths from the Fairstead estate and King’s Reach.