Foundry Wood in Leamington needs your vote to secure cash windfall - The Leamington Observer
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15th Aug, 2022

Foundry Wood in Leamington needs your vote to secure cash windfall

LEAMINGTON community woodland Foundry Wood has been shortlisted for a £5,000 grant to restore its pond – but needs your vote.

The woodland on the site of the former Ford Foundry is in the running alongside nine other projects in Severn Trent’s Community Fund.

A Foundry Wood spokesperson said: “The pond, installed in 2012, dried up a few summers ago.

“So we’ve applied for funding to strip it out, put in a new lining and re-establish the habitat around it. We’ll aim to do this in the Autumn to minimise disruption to wildlife.

“The restored pond will be a great habitat for newts, other pond creatures, dragonflies, and the birds.”

Votes need to be made by midnight on Sunday (April 24).

Visit www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/severn-trent-community-fund/public-vote/ to support Foundry Wood.

Friends of Foundry Wood provides access, facilities, interpretation and activities for visitors to Foundry Wood to give them a unique and enjoyable experience.

It provides the opportunity to learn about woodland habitats, wildlife conservation, traditional woodland crafts, and broader environmental issues.

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