A greenfingered award

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A COMMUNITY group has been awarded for its work in restoring a Wigan beauty spot.

Friends of Amberswood has been bestowed with an award from the Queen Elizabeth II Fields In Trust scheme for its planting wild flowers in the meadow, off Crompton Street, in Amberswood.

The scheme aims to reward groups who protect the country’s fields and meadows.

Arnold Bennett, member of Friends of Amberswood, said: “We are losing a lot of wild flower meadows and so, with the support of Wigan Council, we have got rid of the weeds in the fields and collected wild flower seeds and brought them back to Amberswood.

“We are proud of the work done to bring back traditional meadows.”

Coun Kevin Anderson, cabinet member for 
environment at Wigan Council, said: “I am extremely grateful to the Friends of Amberswood who selflessly give their time to encourage residents to explore and enjoy this 160 hectare site within Greenheart.”