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Meadows to grow in town

Photo Neil Cross
Steve Caswell of Penwortham Town Council at the 'urban meadow' next to Kingsfold Drive community centre

Photo Neil Cross Steve Caswell of Penwortham Town Council at the 'urban meadow' next to Kingsfold Drive community centre

Urban meadows will soon be springing up across Penwortham.

The Town Council is working with South Ribble Council to fund the seeding of five grassy areas as part of a Pride in Penwortham initiative.

Last year a pilot project ran in Pope Lane Park and proved so popular that it was decided to extend the scheme.

Coun Jenny Hothersall, chair of the Penwortham My Neighbourhood Forum, said: “The idea was first put forward by a resident who attended one of our forum meetings and wanted to see a wild flower meadow created.

“The flower seeds will add a burst of colour and attract an abundance of wildlife to the area and is a fantastic idea that we are happy to support and help bring to fruition through forum funding.”

Penwortham Town Council has pledged £1,000 towards the scheme.

Steve Caswell, Penwortham town manager, said: “Penwortham Town Council are delighted to be a part of this new urban meadow initiative.

“There will be wonderful brightly coloured beds of wildflowers throughout the town adding colour and vibrancy to what is already a wonderful place to live.”

A map showing where the Urban Meadows will be created will be unveiled at the Penwortham My Neighbourhood Forum meeting on April 3 at St Mary’s Church in Church Avenue. The meeting starts at 7pm.

A wild flower meadow has already been earmarked for Greencroft Valley Park.

The Pride in Penwortham scheme supports Penwortham Open Gardens, the Friends of Marsh Way Pond and has seen planters introduced in Liverpool Road at the junction with Hill Road and a second at the junction with Kingsway.

Two bus shelters have also been refurbished as part of the improvement works.

 

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