Residents urged to get behind £2.5million lottery bid for Poole Park

Friends of Poole Park collecting to support the Lottery bid

Friends of Poole Park collecting to support the Lottery bid

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POOLE residents are being urged to get behind a bid to secure a £2.5million Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Poole Park.

The Friends of Poole Park, partners to Borough of Poole in the application, are launching their Back the Bid campaign on Saturday.

Its aim is to show people what the bid is all about and how the money would make a difference to the popular park, following public consultation carried out by the council.

“We really need the public to show the HLF authorities that we, the people of Poole, have come together to help demonstrate how much we want this to happen to help preserve and enhance our beautiful Victorian park,” said Moira Muir, campaign promoter and member of the Friends.

“It’s always affectionately called ‘the People’s Park’, so now we the people need to show we support the bid if the park is to be improved for us now and for the next generation. This really is a one-off golden opportunity and each one of us can really make a difference,” she said.

On launch day donations will be sought from the Saturday morning park runners, the kiosk will be open all day, there will be a children’s fundraising lucky dip, and volunteers will be out with donation buckets and Back the Bid badges.

“Any donation received by FoPP will benefit the park and the really good news is that each donation will be match-funded by probably nine or 10 times, all being well,” said Friends chairman Myrna Chave.

“That’s a huge incentive for everyone to dig deep in their pockets. Just think that by giving £10, you’ll probably be making a £100 investment in Poole Park, which will not only be satisfying to do, but will really have a long lasting effect on our treasured park.”

DONATION stations have been set up inside and outside the park and special promotions are being held by Rockley Watersports and Peppermint Café.

You can Back the Bid at Rockley Watersports, on board the landtrain, at the mini railway station, the crazy golf and putting green and at the Friends kiosk.

You can Back the Bid outside the park at the Peppermint Café, Spar shop, Zen Zone in Davis Road, Brookings in Ashley Road, Welcome Centre on Poole Quay, Civic Centre and Sandbanks crazy golf.

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5:00pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Red Leader 1 says...

A very well put together project which could bring in funds to address some of the recurring problems the park faces and restore it to something like its former glory. Friends of Poole Park are an enthusiastic volunteer group
and they deserve our 100% support. Back the Bid they suggest...... we certainly will!
A very well put together project which could bring in funds to address some of the recurring problems the park faces and restore it to something like its former glory. Friends of Poole Park are an enthusiastic volunteer group and they deserve our 100% support. Back the Bid they suggest...... we certainly will! Red Leader 1
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6:03am Wed 16 Jul 14

manyogie says...

Er, what exactly are the plans?
Er, what exactly are the plans? manyogie
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10:05am Wed 16 Jul 14

bourne free says...

manyogie wrote:
Er, what exactly are the plans?
If your were interested i guess you should have gone to the open day for it ?
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: Er, what exactly are the plans?[/p][/quote]If your were interested i guess you should have gone to the open day for it ? bourne free
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10:18am Wed 16 Jul 14

bourne free says...

Why do they need to rip up the field the kids play on in copse close area of Poole Park to put a wild swamp area there ?
Do people really care if all the lamp post match or should the funds be spent on things for encourage a healthier society for our kids ?
Why do they need to rip up the field the kids play on in copse close area of Poole Park to put a wild swamp area there ? Do people really care if all the lamp post match or should the funds be spent on things for encourage a healthier society for our kids ? bourne free
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11:51am Wed 16 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

A good clean up would be a good thing, ridding the park of Goose, Duck and Swan body waste, allowing the public to use the greens for picnics or just an a rest area. All birds should be penned into areas of their own as it was in the earlier days.

It is nice to see the wild life, but when all areas are covered in their mess, and traffic is brought to a halt whilst hens take their chicks for a walk across and down the middle of the roads, and the late chicks cannot make their minds up.......lol
A good clean up would be a good thing, ridding the park of Goose, Duck and Swan body waste, allowing the public to use the greens for picnics or just an a rest area. All birds should be penned into areas of their own as it was in the earlier days. It is nice to see the wild life, but when all areas are covered in their mess, and traffic is brought to a halt whilst hens take their chicks for a walk across and down the middle of the roads, and the late chicks cannot make their minds up.......lol TheDistrict
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