A group of volunteers in Stanmore are trying to prevent fly-tipping in the area and protect the remnants of the ancient woodland.
Pear Wood, adjacent to Stanmore Country Park, was first mentioned in thas recently become prone to fly-tipping and other contamination including asbestos and vehicles driving into the area.
The group are now raising funds for a barrier fence along Wood Lane to prevent further incidents.
They need £30,000 to erect a special fence which prevents fly-tipping and vehicles but let’s wildlife and people through.
An Aviva Community fund application has been set up to vote for funding, but this will still not be enough to cover the full cost as only £25,000 funding is available.
A donation of £50 gets one unit of fencing and a little plaque will be made indicating who donated the length of fence.
Volunteer, Leslie Bolsover said: “The fly-tipping issue is critical as there has been asbestos tipped which we then have to get specialists to remove and also garden waste which spreads non-native invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed.
“This damages the existing ecosystem and the fragile plants so we are starting to raise funds for a barrier fence along the road.
“We are trying to prevent damage to the area so that we can pass it down to the next generation.”
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