Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson finds out how communities

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson with head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West Sara Hilton.
Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson has met with the head of the Heritage Lottery Fund for the North West to discuss how community groups can win big with the lottery.

Bill met with the  head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West Sara Hilton to discuss how groups and parish and town councils in the constituency can tap into Heritage Lottery funding.

The Labour MP said it had been a very productive meeting and he has now asked the regional head to meet with Sefton '10 Parishes' parish and town councils, which includes Formby, Lydiate, Thornton, Ince Blundell, Hightown, Little Altcar, Melling, Aintree Village and Maghull.

Bill said: "I'd like to thank Sara for coming along to speak to me about the opportunities groups in Sefton Central have in being able to cash in on Heritage Lottery funding.

"I am delighted she has agreed to meet with the 10 Parishes to discuss the opportunities with them.

"There are clearly opportunities for funding for the 10 Parishes under the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Heritage Lottery can provide funding to help communities sustain and transform heritage sites. This includes parks and historic places. Something we have plenty of throughout this constituency.

"I am more than happy to explore with the 10 Parishes the potential opportunities for funding which are open to them for the benefit of our communities."

The Labour MP praised the work of the 10 Parishes in Sefton.

Bill said: "We are very lucky in Sefton Central because we have all of Sefton's parish and town council within our boundary. They do a fantastic job in supporting our communities and fighting for the interests of the communities in which they serve.

"I will do all I can to make sure that all of our communities in Sefton Central get the very best deal open to them. And that is why I suggested to Sara Hilton of the importance of meeting the 10 Parishes to explore how they can benefit from the fund."

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