Local Investment

June 2013

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Work has started on much needed improvements to two of the Borough’s recreation areas.

Thanks to funding from IM Properties, the North Warwickshire LEADER Programme, Natural England and the Borough Council, work has started on much needed improvements to two of the Borough's recreation areas - Long Street Recreation Ground in Dordon and Abbey Green Park in Polesworth.

Contractors Jack Moody Ltd moved onto site in Dordon at the beginning of June to start work on a project that will see new play equipment and a multi-use games area installed along with new fencing and gates, tree and shrub planting and an improved parking space at Derek Avenue . They expect to have finished most of the works by August, when they will move on to Polesworth, but they will return to carry out all of the planting in the autumn.

The project at Abbey Green Park includes improvements to footpaths, new fencing around the bowling green and tree and shrub planting. The first stage in the Wild:LIFE Project to create a Local Nature Reserve will also take place with the restoration of the watercourses by the River Anker. The North Warwickshire LEADER project is supported through the Rural Development Programme for England , which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and is delivered by Defra

The Wild:LIFE project is funded by Access to Nature, a scheme run by Natural England and funded by the Big Lottery Fund

Original article source: North Warwickshire Borough Council

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