SCOUTS turned out in force to help give a special play area near Wotton-under-Edge a Spring clean.

Bournstream is a unique outdoor play area designed for use exclusively by disabled children and their families.

Each year volunteers from a number of organisations come together to help spruce up the play equipment provide some much-needed maintenance to the buildings and facilities.

Cotswold Vale Explorer Scouts and Scouts from Wotton-under-Edge mucked in on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, alongside volunteers from the Cotswold Tyndale Rotary Club and Dursley Rugby Club.

Mark Pasco from the Bournstream Trust said the volunteers had been a huge help.

"When you've got a hundred bags of play sand, a ton of wood bark and two giant picnic benches to carry up the play site, seeing eighteen Scouts arrive to help is like seeing the cavalry coming over the horizon,” he said.

“Every season Bournstream relies on the goodwill, generosity and practical skills of so many community groups to maintain and enhance the play site for disabled children. The Scouts have been loyal supporters at our annual spring clean for many years now - encouraging us with their energy and enthusiasm."

Cotswold Vale Explorer Scouts are looking for more leaders to help out with the expanding group. If you are interested in getting involved, email