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Information board completes brook makeover

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: May 15, 2013

hard work:  From left;  Rosemary Clark, resident and volunteer at Severnvale, Julie Shirley Clarke, of the  parish council, and Ernie Flounders, project manager.

hard work: From left; Rosemary Clark, resident and volunteer at Severnvale, Julie Shirley Clarke, of the parish council, and Ernie Flounders, project manager.

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A PROJECT to make over Horsebere Brook in Brockworth has been completed.

Rosemary Clark marked the end of the work on Friday by unveiling an information board telling people about the waterway.

She was instrumental in helping the community to apply for funding from Severn Vale Housing Society to improve the brook.

The project has been overseen by Ernie Flounders and the parish council and has included clearance work and replanting of trees and has been undertaken with the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water.

Several community events were also organised with around 290 residents involved in litter picking, brick picking and general tidying activities along the brook.

The money also paid for the boards, the first of which is on Mill Lane.

Two more boards will be installed along the brook to encourage people to explore the area on towards the A46.

They detail the history of the brook and local wildlife that can be seen.

Brockworth parish council chairman Jim Hunt said: "A lot of hard work went into this and it's really transformed the area.

"Thanks to all those that helped as they have made an excellent job of it.

"We hope people will feel proud of it now and will help by keeping rubbish out of it."

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  • FreeRadical1  |  May 15 2013, 4:33PM

    Well done to all concerned (except the writer of this article, who can't spell Horsbere).

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