Wyre MP Ben Wallace recently joined members of the public and Stalmine with Staynall Parish Council to officially open the new path into the Parish Wood in Stalmine.
Although the wood has been enjoyed by many local residents, there was no defined path through it and many small trees and plants were being damaged as a result. The lack of a path made using the wood difficult for anyone with mobility problems or with prams and pushchairs.
Stalmine with Staynall Parish Council was awarded £3,560 by the Big Lottery Fund to create a path through the parish wood on Hall Gate Lane, Stalmine.
The work was carried out by a local contractor under the supervision of Greg Robinson, one of Wyre Council’s Countryside Rangers, a number of countryside volunteers and one of the Parish Council’s Lengthsmen.
Councillor June Jackson, Chairman of the Parish Council, welcomed Mr Wallace and onlookers before the MP officially opened the path. After the opening Mr Wallace said, “I thank the Parish Council for inviting me to open this path which I am sure will be well used by the community. I also congratulate the parish Council for working behind the scenes to make this happen”.