Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed the announcement that Tameside has been selected as one of the 85 local authorities that will receive £85,000 to create and improve green spaces in the area.
The funding has been allocated to several areas most deprived of outdoor space. From community gardens to formal greens and town parks – councils will be able to choose the nature and location of the new or improved parks in their local area,
The announcement was made by the Government to mark Love Parks Week 2022, an initiative organised by Keep Britain Tidy and in partnership with Regatta. Gwynne, who helped found local volunteering group Friends of the Tame Valley and is a keen gardener, expressed hope that the funding would go towards improving green spaces in Audenshaw, Denton and Dukinfield.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m very pleased that Tameside has been selected for this green space funding. I hope that the funding will go towards improving parks and outdoor spaces across Denton, Audenshaw and Dukinfield.
I’ve long called for better outdoor provision in urban areas like Tameside. As someone who has spent lots of time exploring the Tame Valley, or litter picking with local community groups, I know all too well the benefit that the great outdoors can have on your mental and physical health. We’re lucky in Tameside that we have so many wonderful volunteers who care for our parks and green spaces.
I look forward to seeing some improvements over the coming months and years ahead.”