Golding’s Hill Ponds Trail gets big funding boost from Haslers Chartered Accountants

Golding’s Hill Ponds Trail gets big funding boost from Haslers Chartered Accountants

To celebrate its 70th year providing tax and accountancy advice, Haslers Chartered Accountants has donated almost £15,000 to the Golding’s Hill Trail.

As part of its life-long goal to support local communities in and around London and Essex, the firm is marking its anniversary with one of its largest donations ever.

The investment will create a new way-marked trail in Epping Forest, starting from Golding’s Hill Ponds, a former gravel pit, which is an essential habitat for pond floras and other wildlife.

The ultimate aim of this project is to create an attractive access point to the Forest that is car-free and focused on the needs of the community.

It will establish an interesting natural path network that links various parts of Epping Forest, complete with benches and informative signs to help visitors enjoy and find their way around this beautiful part of the ancient woodland.

Haslers Chair, Jon O’Shea, said that helping to fund the project was the perfect way to leave another lasting legacy and improve the lives of others.

“We considered hosting a big party to celebrate seven decades in business but we quickly realised that we could do more for our community and make a bigger impact, so we have decided to help fund this exciting work,” said Jon.

“The businesses, organisation and people in and around Epping Forest have played an important role in the success story of Haslers, so it is only right that we give a little more back.”

As well as creating a new way-marked trail the funding provided by Haslers will improve the entrance to this area of the Forest, opening up views of the pond and creating a welcoming entrance point to encourage residents to explore their local ‘neck of the woods’.

The City of London Corporation, which owns and manages Epping Forest and Haslers are looking forward to launching the new gateway and trail in spring 2022.

Graeme Doshi-Smith, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Epping Forest and Commons Committee said: We are pleased to be working on this exciting new project with Haslers, We are keen to help local residents enjoy their nearest area of Epping Forest without the need for a car and encourage arrival on foot, by bike or using public transport.  This gateway is within walking distance of Debden and Loughton and there is a bus stop at the start of the trail, providing excellent car-free access.  We are undertaking a series of projects such as this to make local areas of the Forest more welcoming and easier to access and navigate.”

Haslers Chartered Accountants has a long and proud history of supporting local projects, donating more than £200,000 through its charitable foundation to local organisations, clubs and causes.

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