James Thompson, Executive Director of
Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, has supplied the following press release.
LOCAL organisations have got together to
ensure that green spaces on the banks of the River Weaver in Nantwich
continue to be maintained and improved.
Money from the Big Lottery Fund
has been awarded for a programme of community engagement and training
opportunities linked with the maintenance and improvement of important
habitats and landscape features on the Nantwich Riverside.
Working in partnership with the
Nantwich-based community interest company Greenspaces South Cheshire
CIC, local community group Riverside Concern has managed to attract
£8,000 of funding which will see a one-year programme of
land-based training opportunities delivered by BTCV (British Trust for
Conservation Volunteers) Cheshire, and Greenspaces.
The programme will
include introductory sessions and certificated training courses for
local college students and other interested adults and will include
activities such as woodland and wildflower meadow maintenance, willow
pollarding and coppicing and hedge laying.
Tony Tengwall, Chairman of Riverside
Concern said: "Itís all about partnership working and thanks to an
initial grant from Nantwich Town Council of £1,000 we have been able to
use this as match funding to attract significant investment from the Big
"We are pleased this funding bid has been
successful as we were very concerned about lack of funds for the area
Jeff Stubbs, Chairman of Greenspaces
South Cheshire CIC added: "There will be a good opportunity here for
anyone wishing to gain skills and experience in environmental management
to enhance their CV. It will also increase the local skills and
knowledge base and safeguard the management of some of our important
open green spaces in the town."
Anyone wishing to get involved with
improving the Nantwich Riverside and gain new skills and qualifications,
firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.