£2.5m Lottery bid to renovate Victorian open space in Poole park

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POPULAR Poole Park is the subject of a £2.5million Heritage Lottery Fund bid to renovate the Victorian open space.

To support the first stage of the bidding process, Borough of Poole and the Friends of Poole Park are urging people to get involved and give their comments during six-weeks of consultation, which started on Sunday.

There are five themes to comment on: lakes and park drainage, renovate and restore heritage landscapes, geese and wildfowl study, traffic movements and renovating play areas.

The first free event to kick start the consultation which runs until March 10, is at the park’s pavilion on Sunday from noon to 3pm.

Called “Poole Park Life – An Introduction to the Consul-tation”, it is the first chance for residents to complete a questionnaire, enjoy a guided walk and explore the five themes.

“It’s really important that we take advantage of this amazing opportunity to secure significant funds, that could help deliver a range of enhancements to the park,” said Cllr Judy Butt, cabinet portfolio for public engagement and participation, Borough of Poole.

“We need volunteers and business people to help us with our bid, which is why we are providing a variety of ways for people to give their input,” she said.

“If we can clearly demonstrate that the proposals for the bid are fully supported by the Friends of Poole Park, stakeholders and, what’s really important, the public at large then we have a better chance of getting this investment. So by getting involved and working together we can look after this important jewel in Poole’s crown.”

A variety of events are being held through February and March, with the next Poole Park Lake Day on Saturday, February 8 from noon to 3pm.

During the next six weeks residents can get involved by completing a questionnaire at boroughofpoole.com/poolepark life and paper copies are available in Poole libraries, the Civic Centre, and at the park in the Boat Shed and The Ark.

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5:16pm Thu 30 Jan 14

chrisii1991 says...

Clear the blocked drains first!!
Clear the blocked drains first!! chrisii1991
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6:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

sea poole says...

CHRISII1991-Agreed -after they've culled a few thousand Canada geese first and closely followed by algae destruction (ready for next summer!)
CHRISII1991-Agreed -after they've culled a few thousand Canada geese first and closely followed by algae destruction (ready for next summer!) sea poole
  • Score: 2

7:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Why Is it necessary to have traffic running through a park,put low rise seating around the cricket pitch,install some bbq stands.And picnic areas.build an underpass joining Baiter with the park ,build a bandstand. And Don,t give any grants over to councillors to do things that they should be doing already
Why Is it necessary to have traffic running through a park,put low rise seating around the cricket pitch,install some bbq stands.And picnic areas.build an underpass joining Baiter with the park ,build a bandstand. And Don,t give any grants over to councillors to do things that they should be doing already kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

10:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Why would they release funds to a council that has quite a few million quid tucked away in reserves?
Why would they release funds to a council that has quite a few million quid tucked away in reserves? BIGTONE
  • Score: -1

9:15am Fri 31 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

What's the betting the the crocked train owner will end up with some !
What's the betting the the crocked train owner will end up with some ! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

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