MP gets hands dirty in the River Shep

PUBLISHED: 08:32 10 November 2015

South Cambridgeshire’s MP, Heidi Allen, joined Friends of the River Shep on Saturday 31st to clean an overgrown newt pond.

South Cambridgeshire's MP, Heidi Allen, joined Friends of the River Shep on Saturday 31st to clean an overgrown newt pond.

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MP for South Cambridgeshire Heidi Allen dusted down her wellies and joined community group Friends of the River Shep to clean an overgrown newt pond in Shepreth.

In the summer Heidi supported the friends in their successful negotiations with the Environment Agency – so she was invited by the group to see their work first hand.

Heidi said: “I enjoyed the opportunity to work with local volunteers in my constituency, especially on tasks that aid flood control as well as benefitting wildlife.”

The volunteers were impressed by an MP who not only brought her own well-used wellies, but knew how to use a bow saw.

The Friends of the River Shep is a group dedicated to safeguarding the River Shep, a chalk stream running through the village.

For more information on the Friends of the River Shep group and how to get involved in their environmental work, visit the website at www.shepreth.org.

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