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Friends of Haslam Park move step closer to funding for new seats

Posted on - 26th September, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, News, Parks
Haslam Park saw many trees felled during the February storms

Haslam Park saw many trees felled during the February storms

The Friends of Haslam Park group has secured further funding to create new seats in its park.

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Four chunks of trees blown down in the February storms are to be turned into seats near the bridge with Savick Brook.

Preston Central county councillor Carl Crompton agreed £250 of his annual community fund could go towards the project.

It takes the group to £750 of their £1,000 target for making the project happen.

A bid for £250 from county councillor Geoff Driver was unsuccessful, he refused to fund the project saying it wasn’t in his council area.

An application from the group says: “The local communities of Ashton, Tulketh, Ingol, Tanterton, Lea, Cadley and Fulwood use Haslam Park and its Local Nature Reserve.

“It is popular with people of all ages, families, dog walkers and nature lovers.

“The seats will be sited close by the bridge over Savick Brook where the formal park and the Nature Reserve meet.

“The area is a popular spot, the one seat there being occupied almost constantly by people needing to rest or who just want to sit and appreciate the lovely surroundings.”

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