15 Sep 2008
Limpsfield Village, Surrey, has recently won an O2 It’s YourCommunity’ award and has been granted a generous sum of money for theirRiver Eden Project’.
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Limpsfield Village, Surrey, has recently won an O2 It’s Your Community’ award and has been granted a generous sum of money for their River Eden Project’.
The River Eden, which over the years had become overgrown and unsightly, has been a challenge for the community. Now, thanks largely to O2, the area can be tackled in earnest.
The work, which has already started, will improve access to the river and its environment. It will involve shoring up the banks to prevent erosion, replacing corroded utility pipes, clearing nettles and brambles on the banks, as well as debris from the stream itself, improving the flow of water, replanting with native trees and shrubs, repairing hedges, re-placing fencing and installing wooden steps and benches. This project will do much to improve the natural habitat, as well as benefiting the whole village.
The O2 It’s Your Community’award scheme is intended to help people make a difference in their local community. They have already awarded more than 200 prizes and welcome applications.
Volunteers clean up the River Eden
Photo: © Bloom Review/Britain in Bloom
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