Lottery to give £30m to 16 parks

Among parks awarded money, plans for a restoration and conservation project at Marble Hill House and the surrounding Marble Hill Park are on track as both the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund gave their initial support to the project.

Marble Hill
Marble Hill

The support for Marble Hill Park comes as part of an announcement of £30.7million for 16 parks across the UK.

 

The news comes at the start of Love Parks Week and ahead of HLF’s second report on the current state of UK public parks, due to be published in September 2016.

 

HLF chair Sir Peter Luff said, on behalf of HLF and Big Lottery Fund: "It’s clear that our parks are important to us in countless ways – from physical and mental wellbeing to a connection with nature and our heritage. It’s also clear however that public parks must work in new ways to respond to the funding challenges they face and this investment, thanks to National Lottery players, will help them to do this.

 

"We’re delighted to announce this funding today, especially in time for the tenth Love Parks Week, and look forward to a bright future for these parks."


The 16 parks and cemeteries receiving a combined total of £30.7million of funding are:

 

 

  • Durlston Country Park

£983,000

Initial support and £82,800 development funding

 

  • Faversham Recreation Ground

 

£1,719,800

Initial support and £117,800 development funding

  • Great Linford Manor Park, Milton Keynes

£3,483,000

Initial support and £321,200 development funding

 

  • Headstone Manor Recreation Park, Harrow

£1,356,600

Initial support and £229,700 development funding

 

  • Marble Hill Park, Twickenham

£4,356,000

Initial support and £275,600 development funding

 

  • North Marine Park, South Shields

£2,644,000

Initial support and £194,000 development funding

 

  • Beddington Park, Wallington

 

£3,009,400

 

  • Bowring Park, Knowsley

£1,848,500

 

 

  • Hunstanton Heritage Gardens

 

£993,900

 

  • Kearsney Abbey & Russell Gardens, Dover

 

£3,115,000

 

  • Wynham Park, Grantham

£818,100

 

 

  • Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

£1,399,500

Initial support and £149,500 development funding

 

  • Bailey Hill Park, Mold

£961,700

Initial support and £43,900 development funding

 

  • Levengrove Park, Dumbarton

 

£2,772,100

 

  • Parc Cefn Onn, Cardiff

£459,900

 

 

  • Warrenpoint Municipal Park, Newry

£850,000



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