Friday, 15 December 2017

Volunteers rewarded

A GROUP of volunteers is to be rewarded for their work at a Wargrave nature

A GROUP of volunteers is to be rewarded for their work at a Wargrave nature reserve with a grant from the parish council.

Conserve Reading on Wednesdays had 10 people working at Mumbery nature reserve, off Mumbery Hill, including maintaining a new pond, and the nearby chalk pit. 

They will complete work on the hedgerows in November.

Ian Bradley, of Mumbery Nature Reserve Volunteers, wrote to the council suggesting it could make a small donation to CROW to help pay for the volunteers’ time and equipment.

At a meeting on Monday, councillors agreed to give £150 to the group.



Councillor Terry Cattermole said: “They are a community organisation who raise money by charging for some of their projects but they are doing this for us free.”

Clerk Stephen Hedges added: “If we had paid for this work it would have been a very large figure.

“Ian has suggested we give them £120 and I think that’s extremely good value.”



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