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HS2 grant £25,000 to Anglers club to restore the banks of the Jubilee Pools

Category: hs2, Community groups, HS2 community fund, Community & Environment Fund, HS2’s CEF & BLEF schemes, Local investment, Recycled plastics, Local Economy Fund



Local MP Kieran Mullen encourages local charities, schools, parish councils and community groups to also apply for funding.



Wybunbury Anglers Association, located in Cheshire, has received a £25,000 grant to restore the banks of the Jubilee Pools.

The organisation is the first in the Crewe & Nantwich area to successfully apply for funding through the Community & Environment Fund (CEF).

HS2’s Community & Environment Fund (CEF) was set up by HS2 in 2017 to provide additional funding to local charities, community groups and organisations impacted by the construction of the UK’s new high speed line.




The funding received from HS2 will be used to restore the damaged banks of the Jubilee Pools, a series of three angling pools teaming with fish species including carp, tench, bream, pike, roach, and perch.

The funding will also pay for the construction of a series of platforms built into the pool banks.  Made from re-purposed railway ballast and railway sleepers, these structures will protect the bank from erosion and ensure the club is more accessible to disabled users and young anglers.

The installed platforms, made from recycled plastics, will also support the delivery of the club’s ‘Get Fishing’ and ‘Let’s Fish’ projects, which introduce angling to young people through a series of monthly taster sessions.




The HS2 Community & Environment Fund (CEF) and Business & Local Economy Fund (BLEF) have currently provided funding for 189 projects, totalling around £11 million.

Following Parliament’s approval of the next phase of HS2 in February 2021, the CEF & BLEF Funds were extended to the new 36-miles of route between Crewe and the West Midlands and a further £5m was made available.


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