The Parish Council working in partnership with the Canal & River Trust have successfully completed a £25,000 project that has transformed the gateway into Glasson Dock.
The Parish Council successfully secured a £17,280 Landfill Communities Fund grant from the Lancashire Environmental Fund along with contributions from the Canal & River Trust to carry out the transformation. New shrubs, trees and a grassed area were planted to replace overgrown vegetation and broken and uneven paving. A new bench now offers a viewpoint to enjoy the renewed space and look out onto the Dock and cycle racks have also been installed nearby via Morecambe Bay Partnership.
Councillor Maggie Stainton said: “Residents at our public consultation in 2013 were clear about the need to do something about an old mooring site known locally as the ‘Babagee area’, an overgrown area of land which is a key gateway for visitors to Glasson. We responded to the requests of residents to bring about a positive change to their village and put our efforts into making this happen and creating an inviting entrance to Glasson for visitors and locals alike to enjoy.”
Nick Smith, Enterprise Manager at the Canal & River Trust said: “We’ve worked with the local community to improve the main approach into the village, changing an area that had become an eyesore into a much more open and inviting space. It’s brilliant to help make a positive difference to this community and to provide a much more fitting welcome to the Lancaster Canal and help create a space people can feel proud of.”
For further details, see the Press release
Great work by volunteers, the Canals and Rivers Trust and the Parish Council to transform the former Babagee site!
Well done everyone, it looks terrific!