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Welland river wildlife habitats boost

People are being encouraged to help improve the river Welland in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

The Welland Rivers Trust said it wanted views on a draft plan which had identified areas of concern.

Peter Barham, of the trust, said: "We would love to hear from anyone who would like to help to improve the river for wildlife and communities."

Major projects are already under way on various stretches of the Welland.

These are being worked on by the trust, the Environment Agency, Anglian Water and the National Farmers' Union and include restoring the Stamford Millstream in Lincolnshire.

In Northamptonshire, work began in March to refurbish a weir and create a wildlife habitat at Duddington, and the impact of farming has been reduced in Drayton.

Bids have also been submitted for funding to carry out projects in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the Environment Agency said.

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