Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin and Corfield back campaign to restore Sedgley Beacon

Dudley MP Ian Austin and local election candidate for Sedgley Damian Corfield are lending their support to the campaign to improve the Beacon and surrounding land in Sedgley.

Local campaigners along with the Wildlife Trust are putting together a bid together for the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money will go towards improving the Beacon, opening up more of the magnificent views and recreating lost habitats for local wildlife in the surrounding land.

Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust is asking for people to help shape the bid, they have a stall in the Co-op Sedgley on Thursday 21st April between 4pm – 8pm and have set an online survey, which can be found here.

Austin will be visiting the Co-op stall on Thursday 21st April at 4pm to talk to the Wildlife Trust.

Ian Austin said:

“The Beacon is a local landmark and should be a place for local people to go and enjoy.

“I am delighted to back the bid for funding and I hope that local residents get involved in shaping the project.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved and pop down to the Co-op on the 21st to share their memories of the Beacon and give their opinions on how the area can be improved.”

Damian Corfield said:

“I have been working hard locally to try and clear up the land surrounding the Beacon. This bid could help restore the area and open up the space for local people to enjoy.”

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