Central Park - official announcement
official announcement by South Ribble Borough Council that the fabulous expanse of fields and woodlands and floodplains running alongside the River Ribble from Penwortham to Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge is now OFFICIALLY the new Central Park.
Cllr Cliff Hughes has announced that this area will now be preserved as a massive "green spine" across the borough, protecting and enhancing this fantastic green ecosystem for future generations. It will also link to the new Ribble Coast and Wetlands Regional Park along the Ribble Way, and connect across the River Ribble to Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston.
This is a real shout for people-power, and a fantastic cherry-on-the-top of the successful community campaign to save the River Ribble and its remaining green corridor from damaging barrages and inappropriate floodplain and green field development.
A huge THANK YOU to Cllr Hughes and South Ribble Borough Council for listening!
Labels: biodiversity, community, dam, direct action, flood defences, floodplain housing, Green Belt, Lancashire, Penwortham, Ribble Barrage, ribble estuary, ribble way, south ribble borough council, wetlands, wildlife