Monday 15 Dec 2003

NETWORK RAIL’S £50,000 CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO MARCH

Region & Route:
South East
Southern
Network Rail filled March’s Christmas stocking today with a £50,000 cheque to extend West End Park. The money was secured for the town in the planning application to redevelop the former marshalling yard at Whitemoor.  The cheque was presented by Peter Heubeck, Network Rail Project Director.  He said:  “I am very pleased to be contributing to the extension and further landscaping of West End Park.  There are concerns that our development will reduce March’s wildlife habitat.  Although every effort has been made on the site to maintain natural areas, this money will help to ensure that March retains areas of beauty for people to enjoy.” Network Rail was joined at West End Park by Cllr Paul Jolley and Cllr Jan French from Fenland District Council to accept the cheque. Cllr Jolley said:  “We will be using this money to extend West End Park over the former Gaul Road allotment site.  The District Council will be commissioning a landscaping scheme for the Park extension which will be the subject of public consultation in Spring 2004. We hope that the people of March will enjoy the new, bigger West End Park.”

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