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455-fort-victoriaTwo teams of police cadets from Kingston-upon-Thames, south west London, recently helped with access improvements at Fort Victoria Country Park near Yarmouth.

The cadets, who were visiting the Island for their annual training camp, worked with the Isle of Wight Council’s Countryside Service to surface more than 100 metres of new woodland path and clear vegetation to open up a coastal viewpoint.

Nick Webb, countryside ranger, said:

“The cadet teams worked extremely hard to move 14 tonnes of material to surface new paths, complementing the work of our regular volunteers from throughout the year.

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“Over the past 12 months volunteers have given more than 2,500 hours of assistance and the cadets have contributed to this fantastic effort. Thanks to all involved.”

The Kingston cadets meet regularly throughout the year and have involvement with community policing, sporting and outward bound activities and are invited on an annual camp. This year the camp was at Corfe, Newtown, with 29 cadets visiting in two groups.

The improvements at Fort Victoria have been funded by the National Lottery via West Wight Landscape Partnership.

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