BOSTON Woods Trust’s dream of providing the people of Boston an amenity for recreational purposes is becoming reality after donations from individuals and a £50,000 grant mean it can proceed with its project.
The trust has been awarded the grant for new pathways from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental), which administers the Landfill Communities Fund from the Waste Recycling Group. It is the largest county grant possible.
The family of Jenny Melvin, who died of cancer nine years ago, have also funded an area of woodland in her memory, to be known as Jenny’s Wood.
Publicity officer for the trust Claire Elwood said: “This is an exciting prospect and will be another step in providing the people of Boston a much-needed amenity for recreational purposes.”
Last year the trust purchased a 27.5 acre area of land between West End Road, Wyberton, and Five House Lane, adjacent to The Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, to be developed during summer and autumn.
Work has started on the ponds and contouring of the site to be followed by construction of all-weather paths.
A car parking area will also be developed off West End Road, along with seats and picnic tables.
In early September it hopes to re-cultivate and seed the land ready for its annual Tree Planting Party on Sunday, November 27, from 9.30am-1pm.
There will be more than 4,000 trees available to plant on the day.
Claire added: “We rely on the support of members, people and businesses.”
l Details: www.bostonwoods.co.uk.