Catton Park celebrates a £15,000 funding boost

Catton Park Catton Park

Emma Knights emma.knights@archant.co.uk
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
11:19 AM

The trust that looks after a park near Norwich is celebrating a £15,000 boost for the green space.

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Volunteers planting trees at Catton Park.Volunteers planting trees at Catton Park.

The 70 acre Catton Park is maintained by the Catton Park Trust and the charity has recently received a £5,000 donation from Old Catton-based HiBreeds International and also has confirmed funding for 2015 of £10,000 from Broadland District Council.

The Catton Park trustees said: “We are most grateful to HiBreeds International Ltd and Broadland District Council for their generous donations to the park funds. Catton Park Trust is currently preparing a future business plan for its financial sustainability.”

Broadland District Council has supported the restoration of Catton Park, a Grade 2* Listed English Heritage Parks & Gardens of Special Historic Interest, for the past 10 years.

Andrew Proctor, leader of Broadland District Council, said: “Broadland has happily supported the Catton Park project since its inception and that support has helped produce the value it has for the local community. We want to continue to work with the trust and the local community so that Catton Park will continue to be one of the jewels in Broadland’s crown in the future.”

Laura Chandler, director of HiBreeds International which exports hatching eggs, said: “I live and work in Old Catton, and highly value the green space and freedom that Catton Park provides. It is a beautiful park, and we are delighted to provide this donation of £5,000 towards funding for its future, which continues to be an ongoing challenge. It is a picturesque green space, and its value to the local area and environment cannot be underestimated. It is such a delight to be able to overlook Buttercup Meadow, and the park woods behind, from our office.”

The Catton Park trustees would welcome further donations and support from volunteers. Anybody who is interested in finding out more should visit www.cattonpark.com .

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