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Frenze Beck Nature Reserve in Diss prepares for open day

PUBLISHED: 19:02 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:02 16 May 2018

Frenze Beck in Diss PICTURE: SABRINA JOHNSON

Frenze Beck in Diss PICTURE: SABRINA JOHNSON

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A once forgotten corner of Diss which has been transformed into a wildlife haven by a team of hardworking volunteers is holding an open day to celebrate what has been achieved.

Frenze Beck in Diss PICTURE: SABRINA JOHNSONFrenze Beck in Diss PICTURE: SABRINA JOHNSON

Located just off Sawmills Road in Diss, Frenze Beck Nature Reserve which is owned by South Norfolk Council was created as a small wildlife park in 2003.

However, for a number of years following its creation the reserve lay forgotten, becoming overgrown and inaccessible to the public. That was until the River Waveney Trust (RWT) became aware of the site in 2015, and in a bid to rescue the area launched a 10-year project to conserve the site so that it can once again be enjoyed by nature lovers far and wide.

Three years later a small but dedicated team of volunteers have worked tirelessly to clear debris from the waterways, repair rotten boardwalks and create viable habitats for a host of flora and fauna.

Now, to celebrate what has been achieved and to encourage others to become involved in the site’s care, on Sunday, May 20 the reserve will hold an open day.

From 10am -4pm there will be a RWT stall and volunteers will be on hand to explain where work has been carried out on the site and the overall 10-year vision for the reserve.

For more information on the project visit the RWT website.

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