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Work starting on pollution solution

Before and after: Landowners Pat and Kathleen English and Tun Brook before (below)

Before and after: Landowners Pat and Kathleen English and Tun Brook before (below)

A polluted brook between Preston and Longridge is being given a £2,000 habitat makeover.

First TransPennine Express (FTPE) teamed up with the Forestry Commission to give biodiversity projects in Lancashire the opportunity to win the cash to help make green-fingered improvements to their local environment.

The Ribble Rivers Trust project successfully applied for help with their work at Tun Brook, near Red Scar.

Sarah Bolton, Ribble Trust Project officer said: “Tun Brook, like many rivers and streams within the Ribble Catchment, suffers from a range of issues, in particular diffuse pollution.

“The funding from FTPE has enabled us to improve the habitat along a section of Tun Brook that will help to reduce the amount of pollution entering the river and also provide a better environment for fish, birds and mammals and insects.”

The work, which is yet to be completed, involved planting trees along the side of the brook.

FTPE has been helping improve the environment and the growth of wildlife in the North of England and into Scotland since 2007.

The competition is open annually to community groups, charities, allotment associations, schools and other individuals who allow open access to their land.

 

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