Volunteers transform nature reserve

Burgh Nature Resrve
Burgh Nature Resrve

A nature reserve near Alford has received some much needed TLC after Lincolnshire Co-op travel staff won a competition to help with the area’s regeneration.

The contest was run by Bourne Leisure and the prize involved a day of volunteer support from the Bourne Community Team, plus a £250 donation to the project.

During their day on site, Lincolnshire Co-op travel colleagues helped to clear undergrowth, maintain walkways and remove vegetation from a grade two listed brick kiln at Burgh Angling Community Nature Reserve.

The Burgh Angling Society, which leases the area, provides social activities centred around fishing, but also welcomes school groups and encourages local wildlife to flourish.

Now that the ground has been cleared by the volunteer teams, the Burgh Angling Society intends to plant native trees once funding is secured.

Club secretary of the reserve, Steve Hawes, said that the helping hand had been much appreciated. “We as a group would like to thank all involved wholeheartedly for the enthusiastic way they worked together as a team. We gave them a challenge which all took in their stride using tools and tasks some of them had not tried before,” he said.

“With hard work and a few laughs, a vast amount was achieved. It would have taken us weeks to get as much done ourselves.”