Over the past weekend, Havering Police Cadets as part of their twentieth anniversary gave the cadet house and garden a makeover.
They reclaimed the over grown flower beds and planted new shrubs and plants. They also installed eight new bird boxes and a small laid hedge to encourage small mammals and invertebrates. They have also begun work to improve the rear garden to make it an exciting space for training and social activties.
Next month on the 14th/15 of March the cadets will be planting in excess of 500 trees creating a new woodland area in Belhus Woods. This area will be known as ‘Copse Corner’.
PC Anthony Kiddle the Volunteer Police Cadet Coordinator, told the Havering Daily: “The cadets were asked what they wanted to for the 20th anniversary and they replied by saying that they wanted to leave a legacy for the future and for the next cadets to come. They decided to give up their weekend and come and work in the garden and give it a much-needed make over.
“This goes to show that not all kids are bad, that there is a lot of good out there, with many youths caring for their environment and wanting to build a better future for themselves and for others to come.
“Since I have been working with the cadets I have been more motivated seeing just how enthusiastic our youths are and they have inspired me in my own role as a police officer.”
The police cadets have bases in Havering, Dagenham, and Redbridge. If you are aged between 10 and 18 years old and are interested in joining the police cadets please contact PC Kiddle on firstname.lastname@example.org