Myerscough College expands

Myerscough College are set to further expand their learning provision in Merseyside as part of a multi-million pound scheme to revamp a local park.

Bowring Park in Huyton has received a major funding boost following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund (BLF), which will bring almost £2 million to a major project to restore the historic park.

The project will see Myerscough offering courses in horticulture, sportsturf and golf studies in the park.

In addition, current arboriculture learners based at the College’s Croxteth Centre will also access practical resources in the park to enhance their studies.

The Bowring Park Restoration Project bid was initially spearheaded by Knowsley Council in partnership with The Friends of Bowring Park and site leaseholders Mack Trading Ltd.

An initial grant of £108,000 helped kick-start the project, funding a conservation plan, feasibility studies, an archaeological survey, as well as a consultation seeking the views of locals on the planned works. The project has now secured a grant of £1,848,500.

The latest funding boost means that work is expected to get underway in summer 2017.

Helen Eaton, Myerscough College assistant principal – Liverpool, said: “Our involvement will be to establish Bowring Park as a Myerscough College Centre offering a range of programmes to local learners.

“There will also be apprentices employed within the project who will benefit from training with Myerscough College.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the College to work with Knowsley Council and Mack Golf – it’ll really enhance the offer for young people in Knowsley whilst complimenting the provision at our Croxteth Centre”.

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