Bridging the gap from activity centre to lake

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Visitors to the Frontier Centre in Irthlingborough and Stanwick Lakes will be able to move between the two with ease using a newly-opened footbridge over the River Nene.

The Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt Rev Donald Allister, declared the bridge open during a special service yesterday.

The bridge opening tied in with the 90th anniversary celebrations of Rock UK, the charity which runs the Frontier Centre and three other centres in the UK.

The linking of the Frontier Centre and Stanwick Lakes means that for the first time visitors and guests to both facilities will be able to enjoy fun on the water with sea kayaks and sailing activities and will be able to easily get between the two to do watersports on one of the lakes.

The bridge was built using funding from North Northamptonshire Leader, Defra, the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation and East Northamptonshire Council.

Rock UK invited the Bishop to conduct the service and officially open the bridge as it is a Christian organisation.

Richard Sewell, centre director at the Frontier Centre, said: “This project is an excellent example of local organisations and business working together to complement one another.”