The grant has enabled The Mersey Forest Team, on behalf of the Community Forest Trust, to create and clear more footpaths, deal with poor drainage and refurbish the amphitheatre area, bringing it back into use after years of neglect.
Paul Nolan, Director of The Mersey Forest, said:
"CETB's continued support for the project has allowed us to work with local people to breathe life back into the site. As well as improving access for everyone using the site, the revamped footpaths will form the route for a new Junior Parkrun event, allowing children aged between 4 and 14 to get involved in a free 2 km run every Sunday from 13th August. We are now looking at new ideas to use the restored amphitheatre area for music, performance and arts."
Angela Haymonds, of Cory Environmental Trust in Britain said:
"The Trustees are delighted to have been able to provide the Community Forest Trust with a grant. We love being able to support worthwhile community projects, and we hope that the improvements at Colliers Moss will go a long way to encouraging more people to get involved with sport and exercise, as well as enabling them to meet new people and make new friends."
CETB funding is available for a wide range of projects that bring benefit to local communities. This may include refurbishment of churches or buildings of architectural or historical significance, or general amenity projects, such as improving disabled access or improvements to parks and nature reserves.
Colliers Moss is part of Bold Forest Park, a network of woodlands and green spaces developed on derelict former coal mining and quarry workings on the edges of St. Helens. The area has been transformed from an industrial wasteland into an attractive asset for local people and visitors from further afield.
It's located 1.5 miles from Cory Environmental Limited's Lyme and Wood Landfill site in St Helens.
Lates updates about Colliers Moss and neighbouring green spaces can be found on the Bold Forest Park Facebook page.