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Friends of the Westbrook in Faversham Eye

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Punt made by town’s unemployed is launched in Faversham

From The Canterbury Times Punt for website A GROUP set up to help clean Faversham’s waterways has launched a punt made by local people seeking work. The Friends of Westbrook and Stonebridge Pond was set up in October 2013 in order to clear the water of litter. It has continued to expand since then and last year received grants from councillors to help with removing large items and trees. As part of an unemployment scheme in Faversham, a two-man punt was built with the help of boat-builder Alan Thorne in the Purifier Building. Continue reading Punt made by town’s unemployed is launched in Faversham

Westbrook stream running freely after year of hard work

From the Canterbury Times

A FAVERSHAM volunteer says the water in Westbrook Stream is “running freely for the first time in a long time” after more than a year of hard work.

Mum-of-two Anna Stonor began organising group stream cleans last year and now regularly has at least 20 people helping out.

Despite the cold weather around 30 volunteers turned up at the last clean on Sunday, November 16.

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Westbrook Stream cleaners get grant funding

From the Canterbury Times

VOLUNTEERS clearing Faversham’s waters have removed a lawnmower, clothes dryer and carpets from the water.

The Friends of Westbrook Stream began meeting last October to clear litter in the stream and Stonebridge Pond.

Other items collected on their last clean-up on April 6 included suitcases, crates and 40 bags of rubbish.

Contractors from Swale Borough Council (SBC) collected everything the group recovered.

They have now received funding from local councillors to continue with larger projects.

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