Nature group has a spring in its step thanks to new funds
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Nature group has a spring in its step thanks to new funds

A community group improving natural habitats in Great Sutton has received a funding boost from a local housebuilder.

Anwyl Homes has dipped into its Ellesmere Port ‘Love from Anwyl’ fund to support the Friends of Mount Farm Way Pond.

The company’s donation of £250 has been used to purchase bulbs and aquatic plants to improve the water quality and encourage more wildlife into the pond.

It’s one of several grants distributed by the housebuilder from its ‘Love from Anwyl’ funding pot to help local not-for-profit organisations close to its development at The Oaks at Rossbank.

Jo Evans, chair of the Friends of Mount Farm Way Pond, said:

As a group we come together to maintain and improve the outdoor areas around the Foxall Way estate in Great Sutton. Our aim is to create natural places where local residents can spend time and which have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.

We’re keen to attract more wildlife to the Mount Farm Way Pond and Anwyl’s generous donation towards new planting will help us to do that. We recently held a community clean-up day to improve the area and we’re planning further volunteer events throughout the spring and summer, which usually bring together around 15 to 20 local residents.

Graeme Gibb, sales director for Anwyl Homes Cheshire and North Wales, said:

We are delighted to support a local group doing excellent work in the community to improve natural habitats where wildlife can thrive. The Friends of Mount Farm Way Pond work hard to ensure the area is well-maintained and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Love From Anwyl is a voluntary scheme attached to 130 new homes being built at The Oaks at Rossbank. It’s in addition to local investment agreed during the planning process. Anwyl’s sales centre and show homes are open on site and, alongside the new homes, a multi-use games area, football pitch and plenty of green open spaces will be created.

More info: www.anwyl.co.uk/theoaks