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Pond clean up starts in Dereham

PUBLISHED: 17:17 22 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 07 July 2010

Ian Clarke

Clean up work is starting at a pond in Dereham as part of a district-wide initiative to restore pride in local neighbourhoods.

After listening to residents' concerns, the Pride in Breckland team from Breckland Council is funding the clean up of the Hillcrest Avenue pond in Toftwood, commonly known as Pond Park.

Clean up work is starting at a pond in Dereham as part of a district-wide initiative to restore pride in local neighbourhoods.

After listening to residents' concerns, the Pride in Breckland team from Breckland Council is funding the clean up of the Hillcrest Avenue pond in Toftwood, commonly known as Pond Park.

The pond is full of litter and other debris and surrounded by overgrown shrubs and trees.

Local volunteers and the Wensum Valley Trust will be litter picking, hanging bird and bat boxes, clearing scrub from around the pond and repairing some areas of the ponds banks to make the pond more accessible to all.

Richard Wills, Breckland Council's Pride in Breckland co-ordinator said: “Once work is finished the ponds will not only look better but also provide a better habitat for wildlife.”

More volunteers of all ages are desperately needed and anyone interested can go along between 10am and 3pm on Saturday April 24.

Contact: Mr Wills on 01362 656344.

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