The existing flowerbeds on the corner of Whaley Lane and Pensby Road were looking very unkempt and the site had become infested with weeds.
ITPAS applied for funding through the Councils ‘Wirral Together’ initiative and we were pleased to receive a contribution of £340.70 to improve the site. We used the monies to purchase shrubs, bark and weed suppressant membrane and set about tackling the existing overgrown plants, which resulted in four-ton rubble bags full of weeds and clippings. We have now planted additional shrubs to add
seasonal colour and are pleased with the results and with the many positive comments we received from passers by. The scheme compliments the daffodil planting we undertook on the adjacent grass verge a couple of years back.
Council grant funding initiatives are welcomed by ITPAS as they allow us the opportunity to enhance our environment for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. When funding opportunities arise it is vitally important that we seize them on behalf of the community. We are indebted to the Ward Councillors for supporting our schemes through ‘Wirral Together’ funding without which none of the projects would be possible. Particular thanks go to Helen Gallagher, Constituency Engagement Officer for Wirral West who has been incredibly supportive of our work, has alerted us to, and guided us through the process each time a grant has become available. Her efficiency, gentle cajoling and enthusiasm have been an asset to the Society in achieving our funding goals.
We are always looking for new projects. If you think you have an idea for funding then please contact us.