Plaque to go up in village

WALKERS trekking through Lemsford can now find information about the River Lea and its wildlife.

The plaque, designed, produced and installed by residents, also informs ramblers about the village’s history and what has been done to transform the former unsightly riverbank to the pleasant scene today.

Nigel Quinton chairs the river committee that looks after the bank and surroundings and organises parties to keep it looking good.

The ex-councillor said: “The work on the river was one of the reasons we moved here, as my first experience of the village was chancing upon one of the spring work parties at the end of a family walk across the Brocket Estate, ending at the Sun Inn.

“It was great to see so many motivated volunteers working hard to better their environment, and when we did move in I was very glad to get involved myself.”

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The plaque has been funded by Welwyn Hatfield Council, O2, the Environment Agency and Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, which has its HQ at the mill.

Mr Quinton added: “It has taken us a while to get the board in place – you would not believe the red tape we had to go through with the various councils – but we are extremely grateful for the support we have had from our sponsors.”

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