Unemployed join green project at Minsteracres
Last updated at 08:36, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
THE vast green woodland surrounding Minsteracres is being used to help the unemployed get back to on the job ladder.
The centre has linked up with the Northumberland branch of The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) to support the organisation’s diploma project.
Using the 110 acre grounds, the TCV has been training unemployed people from across the North-East towards a diploma in work-based environmental conservation.
**Read the full story in this Friday’s Hexham Courant.
First published at 08:35, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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