New signage to help visitors to popular education centre

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An interpretation board and new signage will be designed to help visitors to the Newton Field Centre and neighbouring Wildlife Meadow.

Kettering Labour councillors Mick Scrimshaw and Eileen Hales pledged £1,500 from their Empowering Councillors and Communities Fund to purchase the information board and safety signage.

An interpretation board is a form of sign displaying information in a vibrant and inviting way while educating and influencing visitors.

The board will be designed by a talented volunteer and safety signage installed to enhance the grassland reserve, which is a habitat designed to attract wildlife and provide a teaching area adjacent to the Rive Ise Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Cllr Scrimshaw said: “It’s not in my division but I’m supporting this project because I recognise that Wildlife Meadow is an extremely popular attraction.

“Children from the Kettering area visit frequently as part of school and college trips.”

Cllr Hales added: “The centre does an incredible amount of good work.”