Beckingham Marshes receive £10k funding

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

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The BECKINGHAM Marshes near Gainsborough are among the farmers and rural communities across England to benefit from £100,000 of funding to reduce the risk of flooding, maintain farmland and create new wildlife habitats.

The Laneham Internal Drainage Board will receive £10,000 to improve efficiency and help wildlife flourish in the Beckingham Marshes , situated along the banks of the River Trent.

Local IDBs manage water levels in areas that require special drainage, such as farmland in river valleys, and play an important role in protecting agricultural land and aiding urban development, as well as conserving and enhancing wildlife.

Richard Benyon from the IDB said: “Farmers, working with councils, play an important part in protecting and improving our communities.”

“I have allocated almost £100,000 to help them continue that work by using innovative technical solutions to protect farmland from flooding, create new habitats for the country’s wildlife and preserve archaeological sites for the benefit of future generations.”