Chorley Park wins funding for refurbishment

Refurbish of historic Lancashire park takes massive step forward with first level funding

The plan to which is good news for landscapers and arboricultural and grounds care contractors. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a stage-one pass to the Astley Park project at Chorley. It has granted £1.94 million to help save the park and £102,000 to be spent on working up plans for stage two of the work. Astley Hall, which is one of the major features of the park, houses an art gallery and a museum where you can see a pair of Oliver Cromwell’s boots. A large variety of work is on the cards, including de-silting the lake in front of the hall, woodland maintenance and management, and restoring the historical landscape. Council head of regeneration Jane Meek said: “Astley Park is a key feature in Chorley and many people here see it as the jewel in our crown. “They put a lot of importance on its upkeep, and the money from the HLF will help restore the historic landscape as well as providing better visitor facilities.”  Contractors interested in keeping tabs on developments can contact the council on 01257 515151.

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