Visitors urged to get behind £2.5m lottery campaign to improve Poole Park

Visitors urged to get behind £2.5m lottery campaign to improve Poole Park

Visitors urged to get behind £2.5m lottery campaign to improve Poole Park

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HUNDREDS of visitors to Poole Park were encouraged to get behind a £2.5million Heritage Lottery Fund bid on Saturday.

The launch day for the Friends of Poole Park ‘back the bid’ campaign began with a presentation to 500 parkrun runners.

Then volunteers were out in force in the park, High Street and Quay with buckets and badges, given in exchange for donations.

The kiosk was also open all day with a fundraising lucky dip for children.

The aim was to spread the word about the plans for the park which could be made possible with the funding.

The bid, put together by Borough of Poole and the Friends of Poole Park following public consultation earlier this year, includes the restoration of the park’s original Victorian characteristics and improving its landscaping.

The park’s lakes and water features would be improved, new play equipment introduced and the road would be made safer for park users, if the bid gets the thumbs-up.

Money could also be used to fund programmes to manage the park’s geese and wildfowl.

Any donations raised will be pledged to the bid and, if successful, could be match-funded by Heritage Lottery Fund up to 10 times, said Moira Muir, campaign promoter and member of the Friends.

She added: “It is an amazing incentive for people to donate. This is a very important time for Poole Park.

“Getting the public behind it is all part of what is going to make the bid successful.”

She said she hoped as many people as possible would wear the ‘Back the Bid’ badges to ‘help spread awareness as well as raising money.’

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7:11pm Tue 22 Jul 14

we-shall-see says...

So how do we donate? Are there any paypal or bank account details available? I'm more than happy to donate to such a collection, so please Echo, let us have the details!
So how do we donate? Are there any paypal or bank account details available? I'm more than happy to donate to such a collection, so please Echo, let us have the details! we-shall-see
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9:58pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Lewcee says...

http://www.friendsof
poolepark.btck.co.uk
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http://www.friendsof poolepark.btck.co.uk / Lewcee
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8:16am Wed 23 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Why can't BOP dip into its £15 Million plus reserves?
This is exactly the reason everybody pays community tax.
Why can't BOP dip into its £15 Million plus reserves? This is exactly the reason everybody pays community tax. BIGTONE
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