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Page Woods -  A Community Purchase Bid

Our sucessful Page Woods campaign was supported by Stephen Metcalfe MP, Basildon Council leader Phil Turner, ward Cllr. Aidan Mc.Gurran, ward Cllr. Stephen Ward, Cllr Kevin Blake (arts & leisure); County Councillor Keith Bobbin, County Councillor Melissa McGeorge, Cllr. Amanda Arnold, the Benbow Club, Pitsea Briscoe Womens institute, Bowers Gifford & District U3A, St. Margaret's School, the Wilderness Foundation, the Woodland Trust, the Gun Public House, Basildon Heritage, Alton Garden Centre, Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council, Basildon CVS, Essex Outback Bushcraft Group and hundreds of residents.

With this end in mind, the Residents Association made a community bid to raise the funds to buy Page Wood.

As part of the criteria for our grant application we carried out a public consultation. This took the form of a leaflet drop to nearby homes and a public meeting on the 13th May 2015 at the Benbow Club.

Grants were awarded from Essex County Council CIF, Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for Voluntary Services ICCF Small Grants Fund, and along with local fundraising by St.Margaret's C of E (VA) Primary School and local people, we achieved the agreed purchase price.

We are delighted to let you know that Page Woods came into our possession on 16th October 2017.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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