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Funding for new fence at Penwortham nature reserve

Posted on - 8th May, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
Some of the volunteers from the Penwortham Nature Conservation group

Some of the volunteers from the Penwortham Nature Conservation group

The fence at a Penwortham nature reserve is to be repaired thanks to a council grant.

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County councillor for Penwortham North, David Howarth, signed off £380 to a local conservation group.

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The Penwortham Nature Conservation Group had applied to the local councillor for funds to re-establish the boundary fence of the Priory Meadow reserve.

A report prepared by group chairman Peter Smith said: “The money is needed to reestablish the boundary fence of the Priory Meadow Reserve with the adjoining land.

“We require fence posts, netting and staples to erect the fence.”

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All the work is to be done by volunteers, who number 23, from the conservation group.

Mr Smith said: “The money will help our organisation maintain the integrity of the reserve.

“Over a number of years the boundary with adjoining property has been breached in many places and the reserve is losing its ability to provide quiet places for wildlife to propser.

“The general public will still have access to enjoy the reserve.”

The reserve can be found down Crow Hills Road, just past the Priory College in Higher Penwortham.

Every county councillor in Lancashire gets £2,000 to put towards good causes and projects in their area each year.

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