Brentwood: Group clears up Shenfield Common for Countryside Awareness project

Brentwood County High School pupils were litter picking in Shenfield Common last week.

Brentwood County High School pupils were litter picking in Shenfield Common last week. - Credit: Archant

A group including students, staff and council workers were out in force last week to clean up Shenfield Common.

The students from Brentwood County High School were cleaning up the area and also planted two new chestnut trees, cleared vegetation from a woodland pond. With the help of councillors and Brentwood Council streetscene staff they also prepared an insect habitat and put up an owl box as part of a Countryside Awareness project.

The previous week a group of Year 7 pupils had been litter picking on Shenfield Common.

Cllr Tony Sleep, chairman of Brentwood Council’s environmental panel, said: “It was great to be working alongside these enthusiastic young people helping make the environment of Brentwood better.

“I am pleased that this first project in our joint environmental work with a school has worked so well and I look forward to many more.”


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