Burnby Hall’s walled garden project receives £75,000 Commuted Sums boost
Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum have been awarded £75,844.89 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.
The funding has been awarded towards a new walled garden project at the site.
The remaining £8,427.20 for the £84,272.09 project will be raised by fundraising and crowdfunding activities.
Ian Murphy, estate manager at Burnby Hall Gardens, said: “We are really pleased to receive this fantastic Commuted Sums grant.
“It means that our Walled Garden project can now become a reality and that the local community and visitors from further away will be able to experience a fabulous new addition to Burnby Hall and Gardens.”
Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for enhancing communities, said: “Burnby Hall and Gardens is a hugely popular attraction, and I am delighted that we have been able to facilitate this payment through Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval.
I hope that the venue is successful in raising the rest of the money required for this exciting new project.”
Visit www.burnbyhallgardens.com to find out more about forthcoming events at Burnby Hall Gardens.
Telephone enquiries can be made between 10am and noon on 01759 307125.
Owing to the current Covid-19 restrictions, measures have been put in place for visitors’ safety and that of the venue’s staff.