Mass clean-up planned for Eastleigh's Fleming Park

Daily Echo: Fleming Park, Eastleigh. Fleming Park, Eastleigh.

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.

Funding came from the council as well as The Veolia Environmental Trust, the Big Lottery Fund, Hampshire County Council and The Ford Britain Trust.

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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