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Putt it there!
Thursday 30th May, 2013

Putt it there!
Haigh crazy golf

FRIENDS of Haigh Country Park have been given a welcome financial boost for their plans to refurbish the crazy golf!

The group, who formed last year, have already made huge in-roads pruning, cutting back and freshening up the overgrown site to make it playable once again.

Now local Aspull councillors have awarded the group £1,000 of Brighter Borough money.

Secretary of the Friends, Edna Hulme, said: “On behalf of the group I would like to thank Cllr Ready, Cllr Hilton and Cllr Conway, for their kind contribution from their Brighter Borough Fund.

“This wonderful donation, plus money that the group has raised from holding different events, will be used towards the re-felting of the Crazy Golf, plus seating and bird feeding stations.

“We are very passionate about bringing back old amenities and new ones and this first major project for us will be completed before the Summer holidays.”

Cllr Chris Ready said: “The work the friends group have done over the short period they have been established is remarkable but after we met with Edna and John Hulme, who lead the group, we had no hesitation in helping to fund the refurbishment to the crazy golf and we will be helping on other projects in the future.”

“With government cuts getting deeper and deeper volunteers like the Friends will play a key role in helping retain services.”

Cllr John Hilton said: “The FOHCP are a dedicated group of volunteers we’re delighted to be supporting. They have a vision and a passion for Haigh.”

The Friends of Haigh Country Park formed in 2012 and already have more than 170 members, they are working with leisure and culture provider WLCT who manage the estate on behalf of Wigan Council.

Cllr Ron Conway added: “WLCT’s commitment to volunteering is second to none and we’re really pleased such a strong bond between them and the Friends has developed.”

If you would like to become a Friend of Haigh Country Park please visit
www.friendsofhaighcountrypark.org.uk or call 07776 350831.

For more information on Haigh Country Park visit www.wlct.org.

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