Access All Areas - Somersham Nature Reserve
The residents of Somersham are due to benefit from access improvements to their local nature reserve, following a £10,000 grant from the Mick George Community Fund.
The Friends of Somersham Nature Reserve who look after the site will use the funding to carry out various projects as a result of considerable consultation with community groups, residents and societies.
The developments include; the creation of two new disabled access points, installation of information boards, and an audio-sound post with steam train sound effects. In addition, informative collateral on the nature reserve, its wildlife and connecting rights of way will also be created.
It’s anticipated this will encourage more local people and the wider community to use the nature reserve, given the enhanced access provisions, enabling new parents, older and less agile residents to enjoy new regions of the location that have previously been restricted.
Phil Clark from the Friends Group said: “We are really grateful to the Mick George Community Fund for the grant award, as we want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy the wonders of the nature reserve and local rights of way network.’’
Clark continued: ‘’Having access to natural green space is widely acknowledged as being really beneficial for our health and wellbeing. This grant will allow us to improve access for wheelchairs and buggy’s, so that all members of the community can access all areas of the nature reserve and get out into nature”
Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Being able to provide support is immensely satisfying. Over the years, the business has been fortunate to be involved with some wonderful projects that have positively contributed towards the community, and we expect that this initiative will be no different’’