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The Brig Tree of Life: How sculpture will be at centre of Bamber Bridge

Posted on - 19th October, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, News, Roads, Transport
This is what the Bamber Bridge Tree will look like to be located in Station Road

This is what the Bamber Bridge Tree will look like to be located in Station Road

The great and the good of Bamber Bridge are to be remembered on a metal tree as part of a major revamp of the town centre.

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Branded as The Bamber Bridge Tree there’s the chance to mark those alive and departed who have made a major contribution to Brig.

A major £3.35million scheme in the town centre is beginning with major upgrades to Station Road, wider footpaths and more on-street parking.

South Ribble Borough Council cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration, leisure and economic development councillor Phil Smith said: “This scheme will transform the centre of Bamber Bridge and, thanks to careful consultation, will deliver improvements that we know people want.

“It’s not just about making the area a better place to live, we also want to attract new businesses and we’re delighted that our plans are already sparking interest in that respect, with enquiries coming in about opening up new shops in the town.

“The new Bamber Bridge Tree will provide a focal point for all the improvements and the plaques are and opportunity to mark someone’s place in history. It’s a fabulous way of paying tribute to an inspiring teacher or a talented sportsperson or simply recognising individuals who add character to the town.”

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Nominations have already been received for a 10-year-old boy whose grandparents say he is the fifth generation of the family to live in the town.

Another nomination is for a lady who died earlier this year after suffering from cancer, but who was well known in the area because of her job as a midwife at Mount Street Hospital and, later Royal Preston Hospital.

The Bamber Bridge Tree is to be sited in the centre of a new public garden in front of Morrisons.

How can I nominate my Brig hero?

To nominate someone for inclusion on the plaques go to www.southribble.gov.uk/consultations or www.facebook.com/easternforum Alternatively, nomination flyers are available from: the Civic Centre, Leyland, Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre and schools in Bamber Bridge.

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