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Cory backs 200th environmental project

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) has backed its 200th project, and donated over £8m to community improvement schemes since its creation in 2003.

The landmark project is at Woolfall Heath Meadow near Liverpool. CETB has given over £20,000 to the North Huyton Neighbourhood Network to protect and develop a natural meadowland lying in the centre of North Huyton.

The meadow is seen as a model of good practice for the creation of grassland, with more than 100 recorded wildflower species, and was recently awarded an Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence, endorsed by Unesco.

CETB chair Peter Gerstrom said: “Woolfall Heath is a very significant milestone for CETB. The trust works across the country to provide funding to much needed community projects located in the vicinity of Cory Environmental Limited’s operations. The projects funded by the trust have been very diverse, from improving natural wildlife habitats to providing sporting facilities, community centres and essential repairs to historical buildings.”

CETB was approached to contribute towards infrastructure improvements to improve accessibility to local residents, which included enhancing the entrance to the meadow, installing site infrastructure such as signs, seating areas and path networks, as well as associated habitat restoration works.

CETB was established in 2003 as an environmental body. The trust focuses its attentions in the vicinity of Cory Environmental’s landfill sites in St Helens, Haydock, Dudley, Walsall, South Gloucestershire, Sevenoaks and Wrexham, and in the London Borough of Bexley, where Cory operates an energy-from-waste facility.  

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