Volunteering days to create new path

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Groundwork Luton and Bedfordshire is running four volunteering days in January to create a new pathway along the edge of the source of the River Lea. The days are Wednesday, 21, Thursday, 22, Saturday, 24 and Thursday, 29.

The community charity want the path to help people get closer to the water and observe the wildlife.

Volunteers will learn how to construct a natural pathway using materials from the site.

They will also have the chance to take part in conservation management tasks around the river.

Tillie Sutterby, Groundwork operations manager, said: “We are looking forward to involving local people in the project in Leagrave Park.

“You don’t need any experience or equipment to get involved, we are just looking for people with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills and help create a new feature.

“I would encourage anyone who likes to spend time outdoors and to meet new people to sign up!”

The improvements were identified as part of management planning work previously commissioned by the council.

It will complement the improvement and access works taking place in the adjacent Rotten Spinney area, which are also being led by Groundwork and funded by London Luton Airport Ltd.

To volunteer, call 01582 720147, or visit Groundwork’s website at www.groundwork.org.uk/hertsbedscambs.