Lydiate – St Catherine’s Chapel – Parish Council to continue grounds maintenance

St Catherine's otherwise know as Lydiate Abbey

St Catherine’s otherwise know as Lydiate Abbey

Lydiate Parish Council has long maintained the grounds around this lovely listed ancient monument in Lydiate’s Conservation Area. The PC cuts the grass empties the litter bin etc.

The site is in the ownership of Liverpool Catholic Arch-Diocese and Sefton Borough Council has a hand in the management of the site too. And, of course, there’s the voluntary group – Friends of the Abbey which has been formed. That group has recently gained a £7,000+ grant from Heritage Lottery to fund a detailed assessment of the condition of the ruins with a view to trying to preserve them for future generations.

The latest issue was that the maintenance agreement for the Parish Council to undertake grass cutting etc. had come to an end but at the last PC meeting on 22nd November there was agreement for the PC to continue to provide such support.

If you are interested in joining the volunteer group their e-mail address is:-

friendsoftheabbey@btinternet.com

2 thoughts on “Lydiate – St Catherine’s Chapel – Parish Council to continue grounds maintenance

  1. Harry Blake says:

    Tony

    I may have missed something along the way

    The site is in the ownership of Liverpool Catholic Arch-Diocese

    The parish council maintain the site
    Friends of the Abbey contribute to its upkeep
    Sefton borough council have a hand in the managment of the site
    The Heritage Lottery fund have contributed

    So at what point do the Catholic church take responsibility and contribute are they about to organize a litter pick and clean up after mass one weekend?

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