A project to enhance Horsham’s Riverside Walk and create a ‘fantastic amenity’ for the town has received a welcome £37,386 funding boost from Biffa.
Horsham Town Community Partnership (HTCP) was awarded the money from the waste management company’s Biffa Award, which gives grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
The 12.5 mile walk around the town would be enhanced through improving the paths, and providing better signage, information, and benches.
David Searle, project manager at HTCP, said: “The provision of information boards showing aspects of wildlife will complement educational needs and encourage young people to take an interest in this little known wonderful resource.
“The work on the Riverside Walk will create a fantastic amenity for residents and visitors to Horsham, maintaining green open space for community use.”
HTCP is working with Horsham District Council (HDC) on the project.
Chair of the partnership, Jane Apostolou, praised the work of the dedicated project team.
A spokesperson for HDC said: “We are delighted to hear that this funding has been received after everyone, including Horsham District Council, has worked exceptionally hard on this project.”
Gillian French, Biffa Award programme manager, added: “We’re pleased to support projects like the Horsham Riverside Walk Enhancement project. The project will heighten the experience of the users and also help conserve the surrounding area.”
For more information visit HTCP’s website.