Batley park secures funds for water feature restoration

A 1920s water feature in Batley is to flow again after a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant was awarded for it to be renovated.

Plans are to reclad the tiers of Wilton Park Cascade in stone, add coping to the top of the walls and replace a concrete kerb with masonry.

An ornamental metal balustrade will complete the work and the pump will be mended.

The HLF awarded £50,000 to the year-long project run by Kirklees Council and the Friends of Wilton Park to celebrate the centenary of the West Yorkshire park.

Councillor David Sheard said: "This work will create an attraction in the Green Flag park. As an added bonus the cascade will aerate the water in the lake making it a better environment for fish."


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