DUTCH students helped to clean a church garden during a trip to Dovercourt.

A group of young people between 14 and 17 years old visiting from the Netherlands spent Wednesday morning mending the gardens at the Dovercourt Central Church.

A spokesman for the church said: "They offered to come and do something for the church.

"They worked hard in the heat, plenty of water was drunk and a great atmosphere.

"It was a great effort by these young people who were rewarded with lunch.

"Dovercourt Central Church thanks these young people for their time, enthusiasm and hard work."