Investment hopes for Hales Hall Pool
AN application to the Heritage Lottery Fund is to be made in support of projects at Hales Hall Pool.
If successful, the grant will make it possible for a variety of benefits at the site including the upskilling and increase in capacity of volunteers via the friends of group to support works on site.
This will help to improve habitats, infrastructure and awareness of the site and its importance locally, while reducing the financial burden of site management which currently falls to the district council.
Hales Hall Pool is a man made fishing lake and local nature reserve dating back to 1846.
A double line of yew trees link the 1.76 hectare lake with Hales Hall house which was built in 1712.
The pool edges are a designated a Site of Biological Importance with Marsh Marigold, Flag Iris, Greater Tussock Sedge and Bulbous Rush growing.
Visitors can look out for birds such as kingfisher, heron, tufted duck, coot, moorhen and great crested grebes. Fishing permits are also available from Cheadle Angling Club by calling 01538 752646.
Hales Hall Pool can be found off Oakamoor Road in Cheadle where there is a car park for 15 cars.
There are hard surfaced paths suitable for wheelchair users covering half of the site. There is also disabled parking for wheelchair users and wheel chair access to fishing platforms.
The decision to apply for Heritage Lottery Funding has been made under delegate powers but may be scrutinised by the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Panel if it is called in by three members or more of the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Panel or a total of six members of the council.
The deadline for call-in on this decision is 5pm on Monday 17th July.
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