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Brandon pond to be revived

PUBLISHED: 10:12 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 21:54 07 July 2010

A BRANDON pond will be revived thanks to a grant to people living nearby.

A BRANDON pond will be revived thanks to a grant to people living nearby.

Volunteers will use a grant of £340 to buy tools for the regular upkeep of Doddalies Pond which it is hoped will become a natural habitat for animals, insects and birds.

The money was donated by the Co-operative group which offers money to community schemes.

Volunteer Eric Hunns said: “We are very grateful for this generous Co-operative grant.

“People of all ages often come and sit by the pond to watch the birds and wildlife it attracts but the area is in danger of becoming overgrown.

“Having the right tools to tidy the area will help us enhance this popular beauty spot for many people.”

About £2,000 is available annually from the co-operative to support charities and community groups in the region.

Regional secretary Paul Cranfield said: “The Community Fund can make a real and lasting contribution to local communities and we are delighted to have made this award to support the upkeep of Doddalies Pond.”

To apply for funding fill out an application form at www.co-operative.coop/membership/community-fund


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