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Barking and Dagenham residents invited to see final plans for restoration of the River Rom

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 September 2018

The River Rom, which separates the boundary of Barking and Dagenham and Havering. Picture: LBBD

The River Rom, which separates the boundary of Barking and Dagenham and Havering. Picture: LBBD

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People from Barking and Dagenham are being invited to learn more about the restoration of the River Rom.

Final plans for the £245,000 project will be displayed at a launch event in Grenfell Park this weekend, along with information on volunteering opportunities, future events and guided walks of the park.

The River Catchment Project will see improvements done to the River Rom to improve the condition of the river and reduce the risk of flooding.

It’s part of a wider scheme, called the “Land of the Fanns” Landscape Partnership. The scheme aims to connect communities with the geological and archaeological heritage of their local areas.

Councillor Saima Ashraf, cabinet member for community engagement, said: “I have been very impressed by the scale of the project, as well as the impact that it’s going to have on Barking and Dagenham.

“This is a collaborative project that is going to have wide-ranging benefits, from flood risk reduction to an improvement in biodiversity.”

The launch takes place from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, with guided walks at 10.45am, 11.45am and 12.45pm.

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