A GROUP is being formed to protect and improve the Park Hill Brick Ponds at Wombwell.

Voluntary Action Barnsley is coordinating an appeal with local residents to form a group of volunteers to help protect, maintain and enhance the wildlife haven.

A spokesman said: "We want people to come forward and form a group that will look after the Brick Pends and promote it as a great place to visit, walk your dog, bird watch and relax.

"We need everyone to get involved with the ponds. Whether you want to maintain the site, be a committee member, promote and market the site or have a really good idea about what the site could be used for."

The first meeting will be on Saturday (November 17) between 10am and 2pm at the ponds.

For more information contact Dan Wildsmith on 01226 320100 or email dan.wildsmith@vabarnsley.org.uk