Berkshire field gets FIT for the future with funding

Grant awarded to Streatley Meadows

National charity Fields in Trust awarded a grant of £1,500 to Streatley Meadows, through the Queen Elizabeth II Fields County Funds. The Heart of Streatley Charitable Trust will use the money to build a pathway through the wooded section of the Meadows. This isn’t the first time the Meadows have been successful in applying for funds through the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge: they have previously beenfunded for improvements to the fencing and signage in the newly-protected QEII Field.

Streatley Meadows was eligible for this funding as owners, the Heart of Streatley Charitable Trust, nominated it for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. Becoming part of the Challenge means the meadows will be preserved for future generations to use and enjoy forever. With the Duke of Cambridge’s patronage, and the support of principal partner Asda, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge aims to create a living legacy to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by protecting open play spaces across the UK. The programme gives communities the chance to engage with and celebrate these two historic events in their local area and to benefit from them for years to come.

 “We’re delighted to have received this funding from Fields in Trust for Streatley Meadows. We are using it to secure a pathway through the woods so that people can easily access more of the site and fully enjoy its delights! With Fields in Trust’s support we have been able to make sure not only that the Meadows will always be there for the villagers to enjoy but that public access through the wooded portion is done in a balanced way to ensure that natural habitats are protected as well.”  Nikki Swan, Chairman, Heart of Streatley Charitable Trust.

 “Saving outdoor space is crucial for the health and enjoyment of communities everywhere and I am delighted that the Heart of Streatley Charitable Trust is embracing the opportunity presented by the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to protect, and improve their locally protected QEII Field. By safeguarding this area, the Trust has shown how much they value the quality of life of everyone in their community both now and in the future” Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said.



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