Caroline Flint has pledged to support plans by Austerfield Study Centre to bid for funding for a new generation of buildings for the centre.
Caroline was advised of the plans by Volunteer Director Sue Rose, during her visit this week.
Said Caroline: “Austerfield Study Centre has had a new lease of life as a social enterprise in the last 18 months thanks to Sue Rose and a group of dedicated volunteers. The centre is in a great location, overlooking Austerfield’s Mosaic Trust nature reserve; and provides a great residential experience for children, learning about wildlife and nature.
“As well as access to the nature reserve; the Centre has a marvellous collection of exotic animals which includes pythons and a pet tarantula. The refurbished old primary school is fantastic and has created a wonderful community resource. It is no wonder over 4,000 children came here last year. I can’t wait to see the plans for the next generation of eco-buildings take shape. This centre deserves support.”
The MP was given the tour of the Centre, based in the old primary school that dates back to 1882, and opposite William Bradford House, the family home of one of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Said Sue Rose: “Our volunteers have worked extremely hard and are proud of what has been achieved, so it was a pleasure to welcome Caroline and share with her our vision for the future of the centre.”
Austerfield Study Centre has dormitories for 40 children for overnight trips and a camping area for 30 tents. To enquire about bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO: Caroline and Sue Rose with some of the latest visitors preparing for a walk around the nature reserve.
For information about bookings contact Austerfield Study Centre 01302 710415.