Friends win another £20,000
Published on: 01 Jul 2016
THE opening of the new toddler play area forms just part of ambitious plans for Page Park following the successful lottery bid.
Further play equipment is planned and the Friends are in ongoing discussions regarding what people would like to see added to the park.
"It's work in progress," said Steph Purser, vice chair of the Friends.
Meanwhile the Friends have been successful in securing an additional £20,000 from the People's Post Code Lottery.
The cash will be spent on planting schemes throughout the park.
People can find out more about the trees in the park and have their say on future tree planting at a consultation on Saturday July 2 from 10am-4pm. People should meet at the Clocktower in the park.
Tenders for the construction of the new cafe and community building, the restoration of the Clocktower and the tennis club house are now out with a closing date of July 18.
"We hope to have a company in place by the first week of August with a view to starting construction in mid September," said Steph.
The Clocktower will be the first project and it is expected work will be completed by the end of November.
The cafe and community room, which is scheduled to open around Easter/May time 2017, will be managed by the recently formed Page Park Community Trust which will be looking for someone who is community-minded to lease the cafe from them.
The Friends are also working on a new-look website as well as gearing up join various social media outlets including Twitter and Flickr.
"We're moving along very quickly and everyone is working really hard," said Steph.