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Ashton Park community garden to be dug into former bowling green

Posted on - 22nd September, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Parks, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
Ashton Park may see new flowers blooming Pic: Tony Worrall

Ashton Park may see new flowers blooming Pic: Tony Worrall

A new community garden is set to be created in Ashton Park on the site of an old bowling green.

Preston City Council cutbacks meant two bowling greens were mothballed in the park.

Now funding from the Lancashire Environment Fund has been won to turn the overgrown green into a wildlife oasis.

However, Preston City Council may need to find £4,000 to finish the scheme as a funding shortfall remains.

£41,260 is due to be spent on new paving, fencing, planting and fruit trees.

But councillors will be told on Wednesday a funding gap remains once funds from Lancashire County Council and the Preston Environment Fund is taken into account.

If no additional funding is found the size of the community garden is to be reduced.

The Preston Environment Forum is due to undertake the work to get the community garden up and running.

What do you think of the community garden idea? Do you visit Ashton Park? Let us know in the comments below

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