Heskin Parish Council meadow plan for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

PERFECT SPOT: Some families enjoying a picnic in a meadow

PERFECT SPOT: Some families enjoying a picnic in a meadow

First published in Chorley

Plans to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by creating a wildflower meadow in Heskin have been announced.

It is hoped families will soon be able to enjoy a new wildflower meadow on the Parish Field, Town Lane.

Coun Ed Forshaw, chairman of Heskin Parish Council said: “We are a small parish and short of public open space.

“Our community hopes to create a wildflower meadow which can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

"Children will be involved in designing the information board and planting of bulbs.

“We will also create a path so wheelchair users, pushchairs and mobility scooter users can have full access.”

The regeneration has been made possible by a £9,800 funding boost from SITA, an organisation who help communities with environmental improvements.

Alison Moore-Gwyn of Fields in Trust, which runs the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge said: “We are delighted that this site has been successful in the application to receive funding. It will be a fantastic chance make improvements."

Alan Whittaker, the clerk for Heskin Parish Council, said that the finished result on other projects has been "absolutely splendid."

He said that this development would make numerous improvements to the environment by encouraging wildlife.

The wildflower meadow will be open to enjoy from August.

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