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£120,000 spent on local commons

Wednesday 25 February 2015

£120,000 spent on local commons

Over the last four years, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery, the Commons Project has carried out practical work on 27 commons across the Chilterns. 

Work has varied from restoring ponds, to repairing Scheduled Monuments and putting up new interpretation boards.  18 commons have benefitted from habitat enhancement work which is great for local wildlife.  Historic features have been restored on 8 commons, and there have been improvements to access and interpretation on 12 commons including new interpretation boards and a children's play trail. 

Rachel Sanderson, Commons Project Officer, said "Survey results are proving that there is already an increase in both the diversity and abundance of species on commons as a result of the habitat work which is very encouraging.  The Project has made a real difference as none of this work would have happened otherwise."

A list of the commons which have benefitted from work is on the website.

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