Page Park in Staple Hill needs you!
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Residents, local traders and community groups are being asked to fill in a short survey. The results will be used to help shape a £2 million ‘Parks for People’ Heritage Lottery Fund grant application which is due to be submitted in February 2013. If successful, the money will be used to restore and regenerate the park. The friends group have been developing the proposals for around two years and they want to make sure that everyone has had a say in making Staple Hill an even better place to live, work and visit.
The main aims of the restoration project are:
- To restore many of the historic features and structures within the park
- Improve park facilities, making it a central focus for the community
- Build a new community facility/café to encourage people to use the park/stay longer
- Provide a room for community groups to use
- Build new toilet facilities
- Encourage greater public use through events and activities in the park
- Encourage voluntary groups and schools to make more use of the park
- Develop opportunities to learn about the history and heritage of the park
Lorna Carter-Stephens, Chair of the Friends of Page Park, said: “We are passionate about Page Park and we recognise its importance as an open space in Staple Hill. We really want to make sure we work closely with the Staple Hill community so we can submit the highest quality application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in February next year. This is a big opportunity for Page Park, and we must ensure the community have their say on what activities they would like to see taking place in their park so please take the time to get involved and have your say.”The questionnaire can be completed online at www.southglos.gov.uk/pagepark or you can request a paper copy by calling 01454 863592. Members of the Friends of Page Park group will also be at the annual ‘Christmas on the Hill’ event on Saturday 8 December where they will be encouraging visitors and shoppers to complete the questionnaire.
Have your say before the closing date on Monday 10 December.
Find out more about the Friends of Page Park and how you can get involved at www.friendsofpagepark.co.uk
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