COUNTY LOCK COMMUNITY PROJECT: Lions win environment competition..
The Lions Club of Reading has adopted an area of green space near to County Lock in Reading. Our aim is to care for the local environment and create a space for your enjoyment. We have an arrangement with Reading Borough Council that they will cut the grass and we will maintain the edges, cut back trees and shrubs, sweep up leaves and generally tidy up.
On a cold and windy Sunday in November 2010 a group of willing Lion volunteers made their way to county lock armed with spades, wheelbarrows, cutters and brooms and spent time clearing paths and walkways, cutting back overhanging branches and picking litter. We even saved a pigeon from the canal waters.
It is our intention to keep the area clean and tidy for all to enjoy for many years to come. We are committed to helping improve the local environment in which we live.
In early April 2011, after a further tidy up session, the Mayor of Reading enough to come along and officially handover the area into our care. We held another working party on 3rd August 2011 and another in March 2012. Thank you to everyone that took part, especially to those friends and supporters and the team from Southern Electric who joined us in August. Read the Southern Electric press release..........
There is much interest in the development of the site and we are currently working on a potential tree planting project with the local authority and BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers).
Working Parties - Help wanted!
See our Events Page for the date of the next working party and more detail on the tree planting. If you are interested in helping with this project or would like to know more about what we have planned please email email@example.com.
Thanks to all who helped at the clean-up on Friday 12th OCTOBER 2012. The grass had not been cut by the local authority for some time so we took ourselves off to County Lock armed with mowers, strimmers, rakes and brooms. After 28 man hours we managed to turn a scruffy, overgrown area back into a welcoming environment. By the end of the day it was a delight to see young families back again feeding the ducks and enjoying the late autumn sunshine.
Watch this space for the date of our next working party! (working party on 29th November 12.00 to 3.00pm)
The following are a few of the most recent before and after photographs:
The October 2012 clean-up
All spick and span again and ready for use!
The March 2012 Clean up:
After! A job well done!!
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