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Havering to benefit from £1.3m biodiversity grant celebrating east London and south Essex heritage

PUBLISHED: 10:08 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 19 October 2017

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A £1.3m scheme that will help restore the borough’s unique biodiversity and heritage has been agreed by Havering Council.

The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership was awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund last year, and was created to help restore and explore the historic landscapes of east London and South Essex.

Havering, alongside , Barking & Dagenham, Thurrock, Brentwood, and the Thames Chase Trust, will now benefit from exciting opportunities provided by the scheme such as events and activities aimed at restoring, re-connecting and understanding local heritage.

Other opportunities range from travelling archaeological exhibitions to workshops teaching residents all about their area’s natural habitat.

Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community Engagement, said he was “very pleased” to confirm the council’s role in the scheme.

He said: “We will work with partners to promote heritage restoration, increase physical access to Havering’s natural and cultural heritage, and provide educational opportunities for local people.”

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