Community projects in Preston, Fulwood, Barton and Longridge receive funding from local developer

Posted on - 28th October, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Longridge, Preston News, Redevelopment, Ribble Valley Locations
Imogen Suffell with Friends of Conway Park

A Chorley developer has provided funding for community projects across Preston.


The homebuilder has its regional headquarters in Buckshaw Village and invited applications from the community near its developments in Fulwood, Barton and Longridge, receiving requests from across the county.

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The projects that received funding from the Love from Anwyl £5,000 pot are:

  • Friends of Conway Park – bulb and tree planting
  • St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School – playground improvements
  • Barton Bowling Club – stand refurbishment
  • Barnacre Road Primary School and Nursery – pathway works
  • Barton St Lawrence Parent, Teacher and Friend Association – improvements to outdoor provision
  • City of Preston Triathlon Club – stationary bike
  • NCT Preston – baby bundles for families in need.

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Anwyl Homes’ Imogen Suffell with Friends of Conway Park members Norman and Caroline Bilsborough and Jake and Rosie Mowatt

Matthew Gould, Sales Director at Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “The response to Love From Anwyl was fantastic and gave us a real insight into some of the projects right at the heart of the communities we’re building in.


“Originally, we planned to release the funding in phases, but due to the volume of enquiries, the panel had difficult decisions to make and decided to allocate the entire budget so we could help as many good causes as possible.

“In line with our ethos of being a thoughtful homebuilder, we’re also exploring how we can offer some of the applicants practical help too.”

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Friends of Conway Park committee member Norman Bilsborough said the group have been working to improve the local park since 2015.

Norman said: “With Anwyl’s help, we’ll be able to complete works to enhance the children’s play area, planting new trees and bulbs to make the area more attractive and blend in with the rest of the park.”

The Love From Anwyl Fund is attached to homes being built at Lawrence Gardens in the semi-rural village of Barton; in Fulwood and Stonebridge Fold, close to Longridge town centre.

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The voluntary scheme is in addition to local investment agreed upon during the planning process.

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