£100k lottery funding boost to central Lancashire clubs

EXTENSION: Ulnes Walton Bridleways at the opening of the Malt Kiln Fold bridleway

EXTENSION: Ulnes Walton Bridleways at the opening of the Malt Kiln Fold bridleway

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More than £100,000 of National Lottery funding has been dished out to a host of central Lancashire charities, community group’s and schools.

And one of the lucky recipients, Leyland based charity Ulnes Walton Bridleways, are planning to use their £8,000 grant to continue their mission.

The money will be used to extend the bridleway. It will help spectators get to Leyland Warriors’ rugby club pitches and help people access the sports pitches easier.

Janet Berry

The group has already pumped more than £20,000 into revamping the Malt Kiln Fold Bridleway in Moss Side in Leyland a year ago to create a safer place for horse riders to ride and they will use the new funds to extend the road.

And club secretary Janet Berry says an extended bridleway will benefit the community as it will tie in with a £300,000 scheme to improve the Moss Side playing fields area aiding local sports clubs.

She said: “It is great because the money will make a massive difference.

“The money will be used to extend the bridleway. It will help spectators get to Leyland Warriors’ rugby club pitches and help people access the sports pitches easier.

“The money will have a positive impact on the community.

“We have been very lucky. We have a lot of horse riders in the Leyland area and now they will be able to ride safely. The group was set up to make a safer area for horse riders after a horse died on a Leyland road.”

The Moor Nook Youth Development scheme got £9,992, St Maria Goretti Catholic Primary school got a £10,000 grant to create an adventure island, St Ignatius’ Catholic Primary School got a £9850 grant for dance classes, Broughton and District Club got a £9,995 grant to improve the kitchen facilities and Barnacre Road Primary School also got a £10,000 grant towards IT equipment.

Councillor Brian Rollo, Ward Councillor for Ribbleton, said: “This is great news for Moor Nook and the community in Preston.

“I’m sure the money will be put to good use for the benefit of everyone in the area.

“It’s very important for groups to work together to secure funding for their future sustainability.”