PLANS for an education and visitor centre at Walton’s famous Naze cliffs have been given a boost following a £1million grant from the Government.

Essex Wildlife Trust said it is delighted to have secured £1.145million in funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund, to pay towards the facility.

Essex Wildlife Trust and the Naze Heritage Project said they have been working hard on a number of projects, including the £1.2million Crag Walk scheme, which opened in 2011.

The new Naze Education and Visitor Centre project is the second phase of the project and will include new education facilities and “much-needed” toilets

John Hall, chief executive of the trust, said: “It is fantastic news for the town of Walton and Tendring as a whole that the Coastal Communities Fund has recognised that this project is such a great opportunity.

“It is a project that Essex Wildlife Trust is delighted to fulfil because the Naze is a special place, for people and for wildlife."

For the full report, see next Thursday's Frinton and Walton Gazette.