The Green Flag award-winning Stanmore Country Park has been granted more than £72,000 from Severn Trent’s Community Fund and Shropshire Council to enhance bio-diversity and encourage children to be involved in its care.

Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom:

The Shining Light on Stanmore Park Project has received £65,582 from the Severn Trent Community Fund, which awards grant money to improve the three elements of community wellbeing – people, places and environment. Shropshire Council has added a further £7,287, bringing the total project fund to £72,869.

The grant funding will carry out much-needed improvements to the park, which has again been awarded the Green Flag Community Award, to enhance biodiversity, improve public access and engage local children in helping to shape the future of the park.

Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, culture, leisure and tourism, and transport, said:

“To have this generous funding from Severn Trent, and with additional funds from Shropshire Council, means we will be able to carry out some work to improve the park’s ecology, thinning tree canopies and enhancing the ponds.

“The park has been awarded the Green Flag Community Award, recognising the vital role that the Friends of Stanmore Country Park play in helping to manage the park. The grant project will also fund a shipping container so that the volunteers have a secure tool store on site.

“A training programme will also be delivered to upskill the volunteer group in countryside management techniques.”

Quoted from Shropshire Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Funding boost for award-winning Stanmore Country Park – Shropshire Council Newsroom

Photo: Friends of Stanmore Country Park near Bridgnorth (Shropshire Council Newsroom)

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot