Trim trail opens at revamped Clitheroe park

Children have fun at the launch of the new 'trim trail' in Brungerley Park.'Photo Ben Parsons
Children have fun at the launch of the new 'trim trail' in Brungerley Park.'Photo Ben Parsons
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YOUNGSTERS flocked to the official opening of Brungerley Park’s new trim trail on Saturday.

The new feature was opened by Edisford Primary School pupil Lucy Beard (nine).

Launch of the new 'trim trail' in Brungerley Park.'Photo Ben Parsons

Launch of the new 'trim trail' in Brungerley Park.'Photo Ben Parsons

It had been installed by her father, Nick Beard, who owns Woodstoc UK Ltd, which is based at Backridge Farm, Waddington.

All the work on the park had been coordinated by the Friends of Brungerley Park.

Its chairman, Dorothy Jackson, said: “We would like to thank Nick, of Woodstoc UK Ltd for all his help and enthusiasm on this project and of course, his lovely daughter, Lucy, who made such a good job of cutting the ribbon.”

Funding for the trim trail was provided by a National Lottery Awards For All grant. This also paid for refreshments and goody bags filled with packets of plant seeds.

Further funding has been secured from the Royal Horticultural Society Harrogate for wildflower seeds which will be sown in beds around the trim trail next week. RHS Harrogate also funded the planting of an avenue of sorbus trees which will attract bird life.

The Friends have raised more than £40,000 in funding in total, with a grant from Defra for £25,000 paying for new footpaths, the opening up of the bathing hut area and an information board.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has also promised to match fund the £450 raised during the recent tidy up day.

Funds are now being raised by the Friends for some new wooden sculptures based on the wildlife that visits the park to be enjoyed by the disabled and partially sighted.

The Friends would also like to have made a willow arch for use by those who enjoy the bat walks and wellie walks through the park lead by East Lancashire Reserves Officer for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust Phil Dykes.

If you want to help with fund-raising or make a donation call Dorothy on 01200 424628.