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River Lark between Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall will eventually flow freely as volunteers carry out restoration work




Restoration work on the River Lark has been carried out at Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow by a band of volunteers.

This is part of the River Lark Catchment Partnership which is undertaking restoration work along the length of the Lark from Bury St Edmunds to Mildenhall.

Soft engineering has been used to improve the flow of the river and to discourage burr reed growth.

Cllr Susan Glossop with volunteers working on the River Lark at Fullers Mill, West Stow.PICTURE: Andy Abbott (29458579)
Cllr Susan Glossop with volunteers working on the River Lark at Fullers Mill, West Stow.PICTURE: Andy Abbott (29458579)

Cllr Susan Glossop who represents West Stow at West Suffolk Council has donated £800 of her locality budget to provide equipment for volunteers.

The scheme has also been supported by Cllr Becky Hopfensperger and Cllr Sarah Broughton.

Cllr Glossop said: "I am delighted to support the work of this volunteer group which is trying to make the Lark and its green spaces a better place for both people and for wildlife."

Glenn Smithson, restoration coordinator for RCLP said: "We are pleased to have the support of Cllr Glossop and others who have donated to make this exciting project possible as well of course as the fantastic work of all of our volunteers."

The restoration work being carried out along the length of the Lark is supported by the Environment Agency.


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