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Mass clean-up planned for Eastleigh's Fleming Park
10:48am Wednesday 4th December 2013 in News
A CHARITY is organising a mass clean-up as part of a major improvements scheme at a Hampshire park.
The Conservation Volunteers (TVC) want people to help improve Eastleigh’s Fleming Park off Passfield Avenue.
They will be running a “Decorations for Conservation” event starting at 10.30am tomorrow.
Those taking part will be spending the morning improving stream bank habitats for wildlife. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to create natural Christmas decorations to take home. No experience is needed, and the charity will provide tools, gloves, mince pies and hot drinks.
The event is the first of several improvement days that will be held on the first Thursday of every month as part of a project breathing new life into forgotten parts of the park.
Other work will include improvements to boundary fences, access points and landscape. The two-year, £38,000 scheme is being led by TCV in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council, and will improve the visitor experience and the park’s wildlife richness.
Cllr Paul Bicknell, Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee, said: “This is an exciting community-based project that offers an opportunity to get involved in improving this important area of Fleming Park.
“If you live locally and have some spare time, why not go along to the forthcoming conservation sessions and do your bit to improve the park’s facilities, learn about wildlife habitats and get fit and have fun at the same time?”
To take part call 023 8040 2593.
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