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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Bright Future for Richmond's Woodlands

Nature conservation sites in Richmond will see management of the highest national standards after the Council secured more than £160,000 in grant funding.

The Forestry Commission has awarded Richmond Council the grant to carry out routine woodland maintenance over the next five years.

Work begins on April the 1st, and must be finished by March 2019. The woodlands to benefit from the scheme include:

· The woodland areas of Barnes Common

· Beveree Wildlife Site

· The woodland areas of Crane Park

· East Sheen Common

· Ham Common

· The woodland areas of Ham Lands (North and South)

· Leg O’Mutton

· Petersham Common

· Terrace Fields

The money adds to the £120,000 windfall the Council secured from Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme to carry out woodland and shrub management over the next ten years.

The green spaces to receive a spruce up under this scheme, include:

Petersham Lodge Woods
Palewell Common Woods
The Copse
Hatherop Park
Oak Avenue
Barn Elms Extension
Hounslow Heath
The grassland areas of Crane Park, Ham Lands and Barnes Common
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