Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) has awarded £2,011 to the East Riding Parish of Rudston to help with an environmental project known as The Corner Garden. The donation was made as part of the 2016 Caythorpe Gas Storage Environmental Support Fund.
Every year, the Caythorpe Gas Storage Environmental Support Fund invites applications in the East Riding parishes of Boynton, Burton Agnes and Rudston for funding towards projects which will make a real difference to the community. The Corner Garden is one of four projects selected to receive funding.
Rudston Parish Council’s aim is to convert a piece of unused wasteland into a semi-wild area for use by villagers and visitors in the area, making a public space out of a currently visible area. The donation from the support fund will facilitate seating and benches within the area, including; one picnic table, three park benches, fixings for furniture, wastebasket and notices.
The area will be made out of recycled plastic that is durable and wear resistant in order to keep the project maintenance free. The work will be carried out by the parish councillers and volunteers, and any future maintenance of the site will be taken from the Parish Council’s annual budget.
The site is currently unused and fenced off. No other partners are involved in this project.
A spokesperson for Rudston Parish Council said: “We were thrilled to receive this generous donation from the Caythorpe Gas Storage Environmental Support Fund. The Corner Garden will transform a previously unused area of the village into a wonderful garden which can be enjoyed by the community for years to come. The project wouldn’t have been able to get off the ground without this funding, and on behalf of Rudston Parish Council I am enormously grateful.”
A total of £5,000 of funding was made available for the four chosen projects this year. The three other projects to receive funding this year are the Environmental Garden at Burton Agnes Primary School, a new boiler for Boynton Village Hall and a number of energy efficiency improvements for Rudston Playing Field Pavilion.
Ian Livingston, terminal manager at CSL, said: “Once again, we are delighted to be able to support some fantastic community projects across East Yorkshire. We received a large number of funding applications for a variety of exciting projects, all of which will benefit the communities they serve, and it has been a tough task selecting the schemes to support.
“The independent panel of judges was extremely impressed with the hard work that has gone into all the applications and we are confident that the funding has been allocated to some hugely worthwhile causes.”
CSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centrica plc. It operates the Rough gas storage facility in the southern North Sea and the Easington onshore gas processing terminal. CSL will manage the Caythorpe Gas Storage site through construction and later when it becomes operational.
Centrica plc acquired the Caythorpe Gas Storage project from Warwick Energy and owns the onshore Caythorpe gas producing field, which is a substantially depleted onshore gas field located close to the National Transmission System. Caythorpe has planning permission for conversion to an onshore gas storage facility with a capacity of up to 7.5 billion cubic feet (bcf) of gas.