Conservation Group in Christmas clear-up

Ditch clearance in Great Linford
Ditch clearance in Great Linford

PEOPLE are being encouraged to take some time away from Christmas shopping to help improve the look of the city.

Milton Keynes Railway Walk Conservation Group his holding three events before the end of 2011.

On Friday, November 25 people can get involved with ditch clearance in Great Linford. Volunteers will be clearing the ditch at Campion of overgrown vegetation and rubbish in order to set a good example and help keep the area neat and tidy.

The event will run from 10.30am until 3pm, with people encouraged to bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Then on Friday, December 2 there will a scrub clearance day at the Blue Bridge.

Volunteers should meet at Culbertson Lane at 10.30am, with work continuing until 3pm.

The work will involve cutting back shrubs and blackthorn in and around the meadow to preserve it for different species, like butterflies and slow worms.

Again, people should bring their own lunch although tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

The final event of the year takes place on Saturday, December 10 between 10.30am and 3pm in Bradville.

Volunteers will be planting flowers in the Millennium Garden, with people asked to meet at Bradwell Windmill car park in Nightingale Crescent.

The steep bank at the Millennium Garden nearby the Bradwell windmill looks quite bare and would benefit enormously from a splash of colour. Planting flowering plants will do just that.

This is the perfect opportunity for people who enjoy gardening.

To book your place or for more information call 07801686027.