Anglian Home Improvements are the sponsors of this years Britain in Bloom. We have been receiving applications for upcoming projects for communities across the UK. Here is one from Saltburn on the Sea.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea has the oldest water balanced cliff railway in the country. In 2010 135,666 customers travelled on it. The railway gives access to the only pier on the Yorkshire Coast.
The area adjacent to the railway access is steep and was very neglected. In 2006 fund raising was undertaken and grants obtained enabling disabled access to be provided and a fossil garden with suitable planting made. Owing to the steepness of the planted area, soil movement has taken place due to water runoff. We have been advised by a landscape architect that stabilizing the garden and replanting will cost about £1,000. Fundraising for this cost is proceeding along with our fundraising of £20,000 for our in Bloom entry.
Northumbria in Bloom judges advised that we should give attention to this area following the toll taken by the recent hard winter. Qualifying for a£500 grant would ensure we are able to carry out this work before the summer judging.
The project outcomes provide a pleasant and tidy visual experience for people using the disabled access, the seating area overlooking the North Sea and Cliffs. It would also provide easier maintenance for our volunteers.
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