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27th Jun, 2022

Community woodland celebrating securing grant

LEAMINGTON community woodland Foundry Wood is celebrating securing a £5,000 grant.

It was awarded by Severn Trent’s Community Fund to restore the woodland’s pond and its surrounding habitat.

Severn Trent‘s Community Fund supports local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region.

The Foundry Wood project, located on former Ford Foundry land, was one of ten shortlisted by Severn Trent for a bronze award, six of which were selected for a grant.

Kristie Naimo, chair of Friends of Foundry Wood, said “The pond, installed in 2012, dried up a few summers ago.

“The funding will allow us to strip it out, put in a new lining and re-establish the habitat around it. To minimise disruption to wildlife, we’ll be doing the work in the autumn with local volunteers

“As well as providing a restored habitat, when the project is completed, the pond will be a resource for nature monitoring, and educational activities.”

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