Biffa Award boost for Ingrebourne project

Monday 10th August 2015

Essex Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce additional funding from Biffa Award towards our Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre.

The visitor centre, in Hornchurch Country Park, is a partnership project between Essex Wildlife Trust and Havering Council and is due to open to the public in autumn 2015.

This important Biffa Award funding will enable the Trust to install interpretation and digital media throughout the building, providing the centre with up-to-date technology. The new education room will have a 75in interactive screen, so that educational and community groups can make full use of the technology. Other items, such as iPads, information screens and a Smart table will be available to the public.

“This is wonderful news. It means that we can open the centre with the facilities that we envisaged right from the beginning,” Tarnya Carter, Environmental Programme Projects Manager for Essex Wildilfe Trust, said. “It’s crucial to provide the public with information and in different formats, so that it reaches a wide audience. Biffa Award has enabled us to do this.”

“Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre will provide long-awaited and much-needed facilities for both regular users and new visitors to the park,” Dave Cook, Chairman Friends of Ingrebourne Valley & Hornchurch Country Park, said. “I’m sure the Friends Group will make full use of the amenities that the centre will provide.”

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Biffa Award: Since 1997, Biffa Award has awarded grants totalling more than £155 million to thousands of worthwhile community and environmental projects across the UK. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund.