Leamington community wood needs your votes to get funding to restore its pond and its surrounding habitat

Foundry Wood in Leamington needs your votes to get a £5,000 grant to restore its pond and the habitat which surrounds it.
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Foundry wood

The community woodland area has been shortlisted in the Bronze category - alongside nine other projects – for Severn Trent’s Community Fund.

The pond, installed in 2012, dried up a few summers ago so the volunteers who look after the wood have applied for funding to strip it out, put in a new lining and re-establish the habitat around it.

They aim to do this in the autumn to minimise disruption to wildlife.

The group has said: “The restored pond will be a great habitat for newts, other pond creatures, dragonflies and birds.”

Voting is open at https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/severn-trent-community-fund/public-vote/ until the end of Sunday April 24.