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A volunteer group has received a helping hand from a local business to help create a new pathway at a north-west Leicestershire beauty spot.
The Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group joined forces with Bardon Aggregates, the Prince’s Trust, and country park rangers from Leicestershire County Council to build the path at New Lount Nature Reserve.
Bardon provided some of the materials free of charge with staff from the company also involved in the project during a “community work day.”
Youngsters from the Prince’s Trust also spent a week with rangers, including a day with the volunteer group during the improvement work.
The pathway was officially “declared open” by Councillor Peter Lewis, chairman of the County Council, who was accompanied by his wife, Jean, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Councillor Lewis said: “The area where the path has been created was used as a shortcut by many visitors but, when the weather was particularly poor, the resulting muddy conditions made access difficult.
“The new path will offer significantly improved access from the entrance to the reserve.”
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