Frenze Beck Nature Reserve in Diss needs your help to gain grant to restore the wildlife haven

Frenze Beck Nature Reserve

Frenze Beck Nature Reserve - Credit: Archant

The River Waveney Trust has been granted thousands of pounds as part of the carrier bag levy to help it renovate a nature reserve in Diss.

The Frenze Beck Nature Reserve is in need of restoration and the trust is launching a project, which will run for up to three years, to keep the wetland haven pleasant for visitors.

They have already received a grant of at least £8,000 by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. But the amount could rise to £12,000 if the Frenze Beck project wins the public vote against the two other groups chosen in the area for funding.

Geoff Doggett, from the River Waveney Trust, said: 'This is a golden opportunity to vastly improve what has sadly become a slightly unloved area of Diss.

'Frenze Beck can be transformed with a lot of effort from our great unpaid volunteers in the trust, and the money will help us bring in contractors to do some of the more specialist work that we are not able to secure free of charge.'

A public vote at the Tesco store in Diss will determine which of the three projects will receive the most money with visitors to the store asked to vote for their favourite.

The winner will see their grant boosted to £12,000 with the project finishing second receiving £10,000.

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Mr Doggett added: 'We are obviously thrilled to have been granted a very useful sum of money for the project. But winning a public vote would add even more impetus to the work of our talented volunteers so we would urge as many people as possible to take part.'

The vote is open from Saturday to Sunday, March 6.

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