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Clean up planned for Twizell Burn
5:07pm Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
A CHESTER-le-Street watercourse is set to undergo a week-long cleaning blitz..
From Monday (November 18) the Environment Agency will work with Chester-le-Street and District Angling Club, Durham County Council, Durham Wildlife Trust, Northumbrian Water, Wear Rivers Trust, and Groundwork North East to bring new life to the Twizell Burn .
Some 11 kilometres of watercourse will be tidied up through community projects including litter picking, removal of debris and tyres, and ecological surveying.
People can get involved during the week. George Gerring, Catchment Co-ordinator at the Environment Agency, said: “The area’s mining heritage has left its mark and some parts have also suffered badly from fly tipping."
Significant progress has already been made on cleaning up the burn. Previous investment includes £25,000 from Northumbrian Water to improve sewer overflow screening and £50,000 from Persimmon Homes who commissioned Groundwork North East to remove litter and plant trees along Kate's Gill. .
A mobile information trailer will be at the council car park opposite Asda, Stanley, from 9am until 3.30pm every day during the week..
People can also call Toni Campbell on 0191- 203 4168 or e-mail email@example.com
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