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VOTE for Glazebury - and help us to help kids reconnect with nature

02 September 2014

Glazebury Natural Play Area has been successful in the first stage of an application to receive £3000 from Lloyds Banking Community Fund.


We're delighted that the project has been shortlisted out of a total of 4,500 applications in the UK. 


If we secure the funding, we will use it to help complete the creation of a natural play area in Glazebury - complete with an edible hedge, natural play equipment and raised beds.


But now that we're on to the next stage - the public vote - we need your help to ensure that we secure the funding.


All you need to do is either text or tweet your support for Glazebury Natural Play area before Friday 10 October. It'll take seconds and will help us on our mission to reconnect Glazebury kids with nature.

You can also vote by visiting the Lloyds Banking Community Fund website, or by visiting one of the participating Lloyds branches in Warrington (see the list below). 


Why you should vote for Glazebury 
Glazebury Community Play Area is a very different kind of play space. The land has been leased from Bents Home and Garden by Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council, and the space is being created and managed in partnership with local people.


The play area has natural features such as climbing logs, wildflowers, fruit trees, a willow tunnel and den building areas, to encourage children to engage in natural play and reconnect with nature. 


Over the next few weeks, the group hope to start the construction of the main footpath onto site followed by a the creation of a growing area next season to encourage use by the whole community. We would use the grant from Lloyds Banking Community Fund to pay for this work. 


Funding for the play area so far has come from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain Landfill Communities Fund, and Big Tree Plant as part of The Mersey Forest, with additional support from Eric Wright Construction Ltd and United Utilities.


So what are you waiting for? To vote for Glazebury, text VOTE LJV to 61119, Tweet #CommFund LJV, visit a participating branch or visit the Lloyds Banking Community Fund website. 


Participating Lloyds branches in Warrington: 

Bolton Westhoughton


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