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Quarry Project Receives £1,000 Boost

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 7th, 2011.

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas visiting the quarry to meet members of the Maes Y Pant Action Group last month.

A project aimed at turning the disused Gresford Quarry into a community hub has received a £1,000 boost after winning a regional award.

Last month we reported how Wrexham MP Ian Lucas visited the quarry to hear about the work volunteers in the Maes y Pant Action Group are carrying out at the site and to lend his backing to them in the Future Friendly awards.

Now the group have now been told they have won the regional section of the awards.

The action group was set up to purchase the 70 acre quarry for community use and having brought it into public ownership plans are underway to encourage and protect wildlife in the quarry and promote it as a recreation area for the community.

The group intends to involve as many members of the local community as possible in developing plans for the site in the coming months.

Mr Lucas has welcomed the cash boost that winning the awards has given them, he said: “This is excellent news and I am delighted for all the members of the Maes y Pant Action Group.

“I am keeping in close touch with the volunteers and I look forward to visiting the quarry again soon.”

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