Celebrating the River Lea source

Luton Borough Council's Trevor Tween on the banks of the Lea River
Luton Borough Council's Trevor Tween on the banks of the Lea River

Access to the River Lea has been transformed, together with glorious views alongside it – thanks to hard work from community charity Groundworks Luton & Bedfordshire and specialist contractors.

The teams have also been responsible for opening up the source and creating interpretation panels to increase public awareness of this historical site.

Representatives and residents recently held a celebration to admire the improvments, made possible through funding from Biffa Award, Luton Airport Community Fund and the council.

They were taken on a bark boardwalk through Rotten Spinney and learned about the flora and fauna from senior landscape and ecology officer Trevor Tween.

The project is one of several being organised by the Luton Lea Catchment Partnership.