Lottery funding awards secure restoration efforts for historic features at five parks

Five parks are to undergo restoration with several others lined up after winning Heritage and Big Lottery Fund grants totalling £9m.

Northumberland Park in North Shields won £2.2m to open up historic views, manage woodland, recreate formal bedding displays and conserve historic features.

Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park received £1.4m to improve entrance gates and paths and fund two apprenticeships. Eastwood Park in Chesterfield scooped £1m.

Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire received £2.1m for historic features including a walled garden and Dock Park, Dumfries, gained £1m.

Support totalling £1.3m was also awarded to Gunnersbury Park in Hounslow, Langtons Gardens in Havering and Memorial Park in Fleetwood to firm up bids.

Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, Cassiobury Park and Stornoway Castle Grounds won six-figure sums to develop bids.


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