The Source of the River Lea in Leagrave Park, Luton, is having a spring clean.

From Monday 7 March, a team from Luton Borough Council will be removing unwanted silt that has built up in the watercourse, slowing the flow. The excavated material will be piled near the river for a few days to drain and to allow any insects and other creatures to return to the water. It will then be cleared away completely and visitors to the Source will be rewarded with a view of a clearer waterway.

Following the silt removal, a group of volunteers, led by community charity Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire, will transplant reeds and sedges from elsewhere in the park to the Source to help with the natural filtration of the water.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.