Eight more parks given £15.9m Lottery investment
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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded funding of £12.4m to six parks in London, Felixstowe, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Merseyside and Dunbarton. HLF and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) have also jointly awarded £3.5m to two further parks in Godalming, Surrey and Nottingham. All parks can now begin major redevelopment work, with opportunities for volunteering and training tied into most awards
Walpole Park, Ealing, London: grant of £2.4m
Walpole Park’s gardens and lawns are the backdrop to the Grade I listed Pitzhanger Manor (above). Sitting in the heart of Ealing town centre, the park has a number of historic features including a Grade II* listed rustic bridge, a Portland stone bench and a lodge building. The park was opened to the public in 1901. HLF’s grant will help restore the park to its original beauty and improve its visitor facilities. The park will undergo major conservation to recreate the Regency planting and reinstate the kitchen garden.
Other awards were made to:
Raphael Park, Romford, Essex: £1.7m;
Felixstowe Seafront Gardens, Suffolk: £2.1m; Exhibition Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: £2.4m; Victoria Park, St. Helens, Merseyside: £3m;
Dalmuir Park, Dunbartonshire: £859,600.
Also joint HLF/BIG funding of £3.5m to: Nottingham Forest Recreation Ground: £3.2m &
Phillips Memorial Park, Godalming, Surrey: £335,000
Initial Lottery support and development funding totalling £725,427 has also been awarded to the following 10 parks across the UK: Boultham Park, Lincoln; West Hackney Recreation Ground, London; Alexandra Road Park, Camden, London; Plashet Park, Newham, London; Wharton Park, Durham; Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed; Moor Park, Preston; Westgate Gardens, Canterbury; Lightwoods Park, Sandwell; Belleisle Park, South Ayrshire.