Pendle Hill to benefit from £3m lottery funding

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pendle Hill to benefit from £3m lottery funding Pendle Hill to benefit from £3m lottery funding

PENDLE Hill will benefit from £3million in lottery funding to attract more tourists if a bid for cash is successful.

The area was chosen by the committee for the Forest of Bowland AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to be the subject of the bid for the lottery’s Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Pendle Hill was chosen because it ‘requires special attention to ensure conservation of the landscape character’.

Mike Williams, tourism manager at Pendle Council, said: “The Landscape Partnership outcomes seek to benefit people, heritage and communities.

“One of the key drivers is to attract and involve new audiences to connect with special landscape, for example people from local towns and neighbouring urban areas who don’t normally access the countryside.

“Two key potential benefits of the bid are that local people in Pendle’s towns that do not currently benefit from their local countryside will be more attracted to do so, and the project would raise the profile of the area as a visitor destination. helping to support local businesses.”

The committee will find out if stage one of the funding bid has been successful in October. If it is, they will have to submit a second bid in spring next year.

If the bid is successful, projects could include recruiting more volunteer rangers to patrol the area, improving access to the hill and surrounding areas, refurbishing Barley and Spring Wood cabins and educating visitors to respect the landscape.

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3:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

hasslem hasslem says...

misleading headline - not a done deal
misleading headline - not a done deal hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 4

3:55pm Tue 1 Jul 14

frank says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
misleading headline - not a done deal
yeh, lets keep to the facts..

"The committee will find out if stage one of the funding bid has been successful in October. If it is, they will have to submit a second bid in spring next year."
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: misleading headline - not a done deal[/p][/quote]yeh, lets keep to the facts.. "The committee will find out if stage one of the funding bid has been successful in October. If it is, they will have to submit a second bid in spring next year." frank
  • Score: 6

4:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

I do love Pendle Hill and been up it many times, but I can't help thinking we have better things to spend 3 million on than a hill at the minute!

I know it's lottery money and not from the council etc but still feels like a lot of money.
I do love Pendle Hill and been up it many times, but I can't help thinking we have better things to spend 3 million on than a hill at the minute! I know it's lottery money and not from the council etc but still feels like a lot of money. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 14

4:55pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Eric Shawn says...

Worthy causes is what the lottery is supposed to be for. Worthy. In my book that means helping the blind, cancer care, Derrian House, disabled people, respite care, life saving operations etc.
Blowing £3mill trying to attaract more people to visit a hill... nah !
Worthy causes is what the lottery is supposed to be for. Worthy. In my book that means helping the blind, cancer care, Derrian House, disabled people, respite care, life saving operations etc. Blowing £3mill trying to attaract more people to visit a hill... nah ! Eric Shawn
  • Score: 20

10:02pm Tue 1 Jul 14

will12 says...

If PBC have anything to do with it, it will be all about wasting money, and god only knows how much money PBC waste !!!!! £2.1Million for a crappy car park, with very expensive kerbs and flags-stones !!!!
Agree with all the above, the money should be used for worthwhile causes, not some hill that we can all see, along with anyone visiting the area, only the chosen few will climb up there !!!
Suggestion, give me the £3Mill and I will clear off, I will take a picture of the Hill with me, but wouldn't miss the Town that has gone so far backwards, it is Bazaar !!!!!
If PBC have anything to do with it, it will be all about wasting money, and god only knows how much money PBC waste !!!!! £2.1Million for a crappy car park, with very expensive kerbs and flags-stones !!!! Agree with all the above, the money should be used for worthwhile causes, not some hill that we can all see, along with anyone visiting the area, only the chosen few will climb up there !!! Suggestion, give me the £3Mill and I will clear off, I will take a picture of the Hill with me, but wouldn't miss the Town that has gone so far backwards, it is Bazaar !!!!! will12
  • Score: 7
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