Torpoint natural beauty spot boosted by FIT funding

Fields in Trust funding provides welcome boost to Torpoint site of natural beauty

There’s real cause for celebratory fireworks in Torpoint this November thanks to national charity Fields in Trust.  They have awarded a grant of £4,000 to Thanckes Park, through the Queen Elizabeth II Fields County Funds. The Friends of Thanckes Park will use the money to enhance the Park, building on the regeneration of this area of natural beauty. 

Thanckes Park was eligible for this funding as the owners, Cornwall Council, nominated it for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. Becoming part of the Challenge means the Playing Fields 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.

“Saving outdoor space is crucial for the health and enjoyment of communities everywhere and I am delighted that the Parish Council is embracing the opportunity presented by the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to protect, and improve their locally protected QEII Field. By safeguarding and improving 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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