Weʼre raising £2,500 to restore our beautiful Pontefract Park Lake to its former glory for the whole community to enjoy
- Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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Pontefract Park Lake used to be a place the whole community could enjoy. As of late it has suffered neglect, vandalism and poaching and if we don't act now, we fear we're going to lose the focal point of our beautiful park.
We want to bring angling back to the lake. Through the 70s 80s and 90s it was thought of as one of the greatest fishing venues around. Fishing is a dying past time making way to TV, games consoles and the Internet. Not only that, for many it is a form of therapy, providing a relaxing and stress free escape from modern life. We have formed a club committee, made a Facebook page with over to 700 current members, made contact with the Angling Trust and Environment agency all of which wish to back this project. We want to give coaching and taster days for beginners, run matches for competitive anglers and raise funds for local charities or for the pleasure anglers just a well run local community venue right in your doorstep.
Its not just about fishing, we want to improve the aesthetics of the lake for the whole community to enjoy. We want to make a new feeding area so the public can enjoy the birds that frequent the lake, plant reed and lilly beds to provide sanctuary for new and existing wildlife and totally transform the look of the lakeside.
But we need your help. We are also going to work closely with other community groups.
We are all volunteers from that have many wonderful memories of how the lake once was and we want the next generation to be able to enjoy the lake as much as we did and bring something back to our much loved Pontefract Park. This is 100% non profit, every penny we raise will be going straight into this project, we have already started the clean up process but there is a lot of work to be done and we are all doing this in our spare time, just wishing to give something back to the community and any penny we can get will get us one step closer to achieving our goal.
On behalf of all of us at the club, thank you
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- 7 months ago
Pontefract Park Angling Club7 months ago
Hi everyone, A big thank you to everyone that has supported and donated so far, we're getting ever closer to our goal! After recent investigation into other areas of funding available to us, we've lowered our public donations target to £2500. Please continue to share and donate as much as possible! We recently registered as a club with the Angling Trust enabling us to carry out work under our own public liability insurance. We have also arranged a meeting with the Emvironment Agency to discuss our project plan and costing. Thanks again, Dave
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May 5, 2021
I'm making a donation in memory of my late father Roy Evans who was a local keen angler. I'd love to sponsor something in his memory if that was an option too?
Apr 30, 2021
keep it going
Apr 23, 2021
Mar 22, 2021
Happy to help, I love to see folk fishing when I walk round.
Mar 13, 2021
What's a great project, I hope everyone gets behind this, I have such fond memories of the park as a child and would love to see it restored to its former glory.
Mar 12, 2021
I hope it goes well
Mar 10, 2021
Plant as many plants as possible for all wildlife to flourish.
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