Shortwood Pond benefits from £25,000 funding boost

Shortwood Pond
Image caption Shortwood Pond is home to the rare brown galingale plant

A pond in Surrey designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest is to benefit from a £25,000 funding boost.

Spelthorne Borough Council has received £25,000 from the Sita Trust "Landfill Communities Fund" for the restoration of Shortwood Pond in Staines.

The funding will enable the removal of invasive non-native weeds from the pond to allow rare plants to thrive again.

One of the rare plants is brown galingale, which is found at only six sites in Britain.

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