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Revealed – the Ribble Valley view that time forgot
Enjoying the view, from left, John Rowley (Friends of Brungerley Park (FOBP)), Pauline Wood (FOBP), County Coun Ian Brown, Dorothy Jackson (chair of FOBP), Lesley Horrocks (FOBP), Anne Wilkinson (FOBP) with dog Holly
A CONSERVATION group in the Ribble Valley has revealed a ‘stunning’ view in a Clitheroe park after a four-year campaign to clean the area up.
The Friends of Brungerley Park was set up six years ago by nearby residents to maintain the park following council budget cuts.
The group lobbied for a section of the park to be cleaned up after it became overgrown, hiding a ‘wonderful’ view where visitors can see from Lon- gridge Fell to Grindleton.
County Coun Ian Brown, who represents Clitheroe, donated £500 to the group for a new plaque to be erected with the fells etched onto it.
As recognition of the work that the group has put in during the project, they were presented with an Environmental Improvement Award by out-going Clitheroe Town Mayor, Coun Kevin Horkin last week. Plans are now being put in place to maintain the viewing point in good condition and also for the erection of rustic monuments aimed at stimulating children who are partially-sighted.
The chair of the group, Dorothy Jackson, 69, of Moorland Avenue, Clitheroe, said: “I have lived in Clitheroe all my life and I remember the viewing point from when I was a little girl.
“I have always walked in the park and I thought that something should be done to allow people to see the view again after so long.
“We are all very proud of what we have achieved and to get the award from the mayor last week was great.
“We are preserving the view for generations to come because it’s so wonderful.
“You can see all the way from Longridge Fell to Grindleton and there is no other place in Clitheroe where you have that view.
“We have raised around £50,000 since we were set up and will continue to help to preserve the park into the future.”
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