Hyndburn set to receive £85,000 for parks

Hyndburn has been identified as a eligible place for up to £85k funding from the new £9 million Levelling Up Parks Fund announced.

DLUHC has, this week (1 August), announced the £9 million Levelling Up Parks Fund which will improve access to green space in over 100 neighbourhoods.

The Fund will create new and improved parks in urban areas, from community gardens to formal greens and town parks – councils will be able to choose the nature and location of the new or improved parks in their local area.

Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council:

“We of course welcome this funding and any opportunity to enhance green spaces in Hyndburn is fantastic. We currently have more green flag award winning parks than any other Lancashire authority and will utilise this funding to build on that fantastic success.

“Our parks team will soon be working with the relevant community groups to discuss how best to use this funding for maximum impact and we will keep the public informed about plans and ideas too. Access to green spaces and recreational facilities improves wellbeing and quality of life, it will always be one of our top priorities here in Hyndburn.”

The full announcement from DLUHC can be found here.

[image: Cllr Miles Parkinson, Leader with Cllr Steven Smithson, portfolio holder for Environment, at Milnshaw Park]