Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, has visited the Coldeast site in Sarisbury and praised conservation volunteers for their work.
The site is where the new Western Wards Leisure Centre and pool is planned to be built, however much of the land has been taken on by the Council's Countryside Service and is now being managed for the community to enjoy. The area is important for a diverse range of wildlife and includes woodland, meadow, orchards and ponds.
Volunteers, led by our Countryside Service, have been working to:
During his tour of the site, Cllr Woodward lent a hand by helping to prune an apple tree (see picture). He said: "Coldeast is an important site with a range of different habitats. Volunteers have been doing a fantastic job here helping to restore it to an open space which the whole community will be able to enjoy."
For further information contact:
Lorna Tipper, PR and Marketing Officer, Tel: 01329 824302
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: email@example.com
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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