Restoring Southampton Common, November 2010

A group of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their families made time on a busy Saturday morning to help with some restoration work on Southampton Common. We joined up with an Environment Working Party organised by the local “Common Sense” Group and the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre to clear brambles and scrub from an area of the Little Common.

Much of the Little Common was open heathland until the 1950s. Along Highfield Road it had become overgrown, creating an intimidating atmosphere for those who use it for recreation or travel through it by foot or bike.

Successive working parties have made a real difference to the area and it was great to see members of our Scout Group helping in that process.

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