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Isle of Wight beauty spot to be revamped

Fri 18 Feb 2011

Isle of Wight beauty spot to be revamped

A beauty spot on the Isle of Wight is set to be given a revamp after volunteers stepped in to cancel out spending cuts being made by the island's council.

Unhappy at the state of the Bouldnor Viewpoint, Ian Pickard decided to embrace the spirit of the Big Society, an idea created by the Conservative Party, to do something about it.

According to a report in the Isle of Wight County Press, he was inspired by learning about the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, of which there is a plaque at the viewpoint.

"At a time when council spending is under enormous pressure, this is a real win-win for the island," said Mr Pickard.

Following his discovery, the viewpoint is to undergo a transformation, with new litter bins, information panels and signage to be built by the joinery workshops of Clifford Matthews in Whitwell.

Mr Pickard has now handed over control of the project to Fiona Hanna of the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership.

The trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund meet five times every year to discuss which projects to approve funding for.

Posted by Adam Pearson  ADNFCR-3083-ID-800414050-ADNFCR

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