ST NEOTS: Greater disabled access at Paxton Pits following £3k donation

08:17 14 March 2014

Pictured are (from left) John McDonough, Anglia Co-op’s Eaton Socon store manager Darren Hammond, the Co-op’s Katie Paton, Marilyn McDonough, Trevor Gunton, HDC ranger Rob Martyr and Sarahjane Williams.

Pictured are (from left) John McDonough, Anglia Co-op’s Eaton Socon store manager Darren Hammond, the Co-op’s Katie Paton, Marilyn McDonough, Trevor Gunton, HDC ranger Rob Martyr and Sarahjane Williams.

Archant

Work to improve access for disabled people at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve has been brought forward thanks to an unexpected cash boost.

Last year, Anglia Co-operative raised more than £1,400 at a family fun day at its store in Eaton Socon.

The money raised has since been matched by the Anglia Co-operative’s Community Fund and a cheque for £2,939 has been presented to the Friends of Paxton Pits.

Chairman of the friends, Ray Matthews, said: “We are stunned by this unexpected doubling of the already substantial donation. It will enable the friends and the reserve’s rangers to bring forward several planned improvements to the nature trails, making them more easily accessible in all weathers.

“We are immensely grateful to the staff at the Eaton Socon store, and to their customers, for this important contribution to our community nature reserve.”

The reserve is managed by Huntingdonshire District Council and supported by the friends group.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:32
Ben who was believed to have been targeted with boiling water.

A cat owner has spoken of his shock after his pet returned home with severe burns thought to have been caused by having boiling water thrown over him.

Yesterday, 09:08
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Thu, 11:22
The Hunts Post Business Awards 2015 launch, Chairman of Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce John Bridge,

The 18th Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards were officially launched today (April 23) and entries are now open.

Thu, 11:17
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition