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Unveiling of the Horsbere Brook Information Board

posted 5 Aug 2013, 01:23 by Google Google   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 01:23 ]
To mark the completion of the Horsbere Brook improvement project, the first Brook information board was unveiled on Friday 10th May 2013.

Students from Millbrook Academy, including Keeleigh O’Malley, Zoren Kosonen and Kyle Marsh were integral to producing the flora and fauna information, together with Jo Worthy-Jones, to be displayed on the Brook information boards.

The first board is on Mill Lane playing field, near to one of the main places that the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water carried out vast improvements to Horsbere Brook. Two more boards will be installed along the brook to encourage people to explore the area on towards the A46. The information boards detail the history of the brook, local wildlife that can be seen, and some more details regarding what was done through the improvement project at each of the 3 board locations.

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

In addition to this there are three finished pieces from the Brook Art project in their new permanent home at Mill Lane playing field, carved by the community under the guidance of artist Natasha Houseago. This is the culmination of a 2-month project to produce a bench, 2 seats and a sculpture from a 70-year old oak tree that had been felled opposite Ribble Close to make way for a new housing estate. The sculpture will be installed next to the brook, near to the footbridge to the school.