Children and people living with disabilities will soon be able to enjoy the Crane Park Island Trail even more thanks to two injections of funding.

The improved trail launched this week at the Shot Tower in Crane Park after receiving over £3,000 from The London Wildlife Trust using Richmond’s Civic Pride Fund and a further £4,228 from The Community Fund.

Councillor Martin Elengorn, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sport Committee at Richmond Council, said: “Making the nature trail accessible for children and those with disabilities will allow more people to be able to enjoy the wonderful nature reserve on Crane Park Island.

“It further enables families to get outdoors, be active and learn about their environment at the same time and I am glad we have been able to support the project’s development.”

The Council helped the Trust to install oak posts which contained numbers, and each were also fitted with etched zinc plaque’s that depicts the varied wildlife and history of Crane Park Island.

The plaques are also there so that children and adults can create rubbing's and there is also a colourful and informative site map, and a quiz for families to take when visiting.