Park plans reduced following failure of HLF bid

Rother District Council is being forced to reduce spending on its ambitious Egerton Park improvement scheme after the failure of a £4m Heritage Lottery bid.

Rother was awarded a £44,500 lottery grant under the Parks For People programme in 2006 to fund planning of the project and work up a bid.

The £4m scheme was to have included £3m of landscape work and improvements to facilities and £1m to increase use of the park in the longer term.

But the lottery awards panel decided Egerton Park was of lower priority than other bids.

The Egerton Park project steering group has produced a drastically reduced scheme based on the £1m "set aside" by Rother District Council.

It proposes:

A destination play-zone offering play opportunities for children and young teenagers - cost £250,000 to£300,000

A kiosk/boathouse for the sale of refreshments, management of park games and supply of park information - £220,000

Enhancement of the boating lake and environs - £340,000 to £370,000

Enhanced access to the park from the south - £50,000 to £100,000

Marketing and launch event - £10,000


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