AN ENVIRONMENTAL organisation is calling on people to lend a hand to help save a woodland footpath.

Hollins Conservation Group has warned of damage to a wooden footbridge in the Hollins Vale Nature Reserve and fears it may lead to the footpath through the green space being forced to close.

The group is now urging people to help repair the footpath and replace the broken footbridge.

Louise Daveron from Hollins Conservation Group said: “We need all hands on deck because this is a bigger job than normal and it has to be completed on the day otherwise the path will be closed to the public.

“This is our biggest task to date and is a great new skill to learn.”

The rescue effort will take place from 10am on July 28 and is expected to take around four hours.

Work to revitalise the footpath will be led by Countryside Ranger Paul Robinson and will involve carrying new wood along the path and recovering the old wood, as well as building the new bridge.

Volunteers are invited to meet at the entrance to the Nature reserve on The Hags opposite The Hollins Bush Pub.