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High Hopes for Highfield

Author: 
John Freeman
Photo: Highfield Regeneration ProjectThe community group working to regenerate Lancaster's Highfield recreation area received a welcome funding boost at the end of 2011.

A NatWest Community Force award of £6,250, following local email and telephone support, means the local residents are another step closer to signing a lease and taking responsibility of the facility for the benefit of the community.

Although the bowling greens are used in this city council facility at the top of Quernmore Road and Derwent Road, there is a crumbling and underused pavilion and four derelict tennis courts.

Once a hub of the local community, it is hoped that through the dogged determination of local residents enough funds can be raised to regenerate this valuable space within 2012.

• Progress of the Highfield Regeneration Project, a subgroup of the Gregson Community Association, can be followed on their facebook page. Questions or suggestions to highfieldregenerationATgmail.com
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