Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group was awarded £850 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
(First published July 2012)
The community group has used the money to purchase two benches for the seafront promenade at Rossall Beach, Cleveleys to create two viewing areas which allows residents and visitors to the area to take the weight off their feet and take in the magnificent views across the Irish Sea.
David Hewitt Secretary of the group said ‘These new benches have proved to be very popular and on a nice sunny day there’s almost a queue of people wanting to use this new facility. The benches in conjunction with the recently installed telescope has provided a unique asset to the seafront.’
People’s Postcode Lottery is Britain’s charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, £2 from every monthly lottery ticket goes to charities and community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales, including People’s Postcode Trust. People’s Postcode Lottery believes in supporting local communities so the money raised by players in each country, stays in that country.
David added ‘The view across our beach is spectacular and changes all through the year, and it’s great to see so many people enjoying the new facilities. Our group has already done, and has plans for, a number of things to improve the environment for everyone who comes here, whether they are casual or regular beach users’.
In total six benches have recently been installed on the promenade, including these two. One near the Five Bar Gate was paid for with a donation from the girls of Wren House at Rossall School, and a further three were funded by local people who have purchased memorial benches to family and loved ones.
If you would like a memorial bench there is still plenty of space for several more. Made from recycled plastic and completely weather proof and maintenance free, the benches are £420 inclusive of an inscribed plaque and fitting.
Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group also supports the Memorial Bench Scheme, which has seen many dedicated benches being placed in this popular area.
To find out more about applying for People’s Postcode Trust funding and the projects which the Trust supports visit http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/
New bench on Rossall Promenade Cleveleys
Trustees of Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group & new bench