Working alongside volunteers from the White Cliffs Countryside Project, Dover Police Cadets spent the day earlier this week at the Western Heights of Dover helping the team pull up Ragwort, a plant that can be poisonous to cattle.

The action forms a regular part of the cadets’ efforts which has been co-ordinated by Youth Engagement Officer Police, Mark Ball.

Dover Police Cadets

The youngsters visit sites of historical interest several times a month to hold work parties which involves picking weeds, clearing foundations, litter clearing and moving rocks

Police Community Support Officer Mark Ball said: ‘The cadets enjoyed the day, and received positive praise from the organisers who have asked us to make this a regular thing.’

The Kent Police Cadets are aged between 13 and 17 and get involved with neighbourhood activities and support community policing to learn about responsible citizenship. The volunteers all have the potential to become police officers with the scheme, aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of young people.

For more information on how to join the Kent Police Cadets click here.

By Ed

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