The MTI has funded improvement works costing £14,000 to make the area of wooded land next to the Little Ouse River more accessible and useable by local people and visitors. Butten Island is close to the town centre and Riverside complex and is a popular picnic and walking area.
Using funding from the Breckland Council Market Towns Initiative 20 unsafe; decaying, and dead trees from the island and riverbank, as well as some of the hedge areas were removed. Also some trees were crowned to improve light & access. This work has made the area more attractive for the community to use by opening the area to more natural light, river views and other points of interest along the riverside and on the island.
Councillor Paul Claussen, said: "Currently, parts of the island are so dense that it is quite dark and unappealing and you can't even see the beautiful river running alongside. By removing some of the vegetation on the island it will make the area much brighter and cleaner for people to use and will play to the area's natural strengths ahead of the spring and summer."
The work was agreed after consultation with the town council, British Trust for Ornithology, the Wildlife Trust and Anglian Water.
Last updated: 06/05/2020 11:08:32