'We did it'
Published on: 14 Jan 2016
£1.6m for Page Park
THE Friends of Page Park are today celebrating after securing more than £1.6million of lottery cash to restore the historic park.
The cash will be spent on returning the park to its former majestic glory with modern touches including a cafe and community room, new toilets, toddler play area and improved paths and planting schemes.
The overhaul of the park is expected to help regenerate the entire area of Staple Hill, bringing visitors not just from the community but from across the district.
The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery has donated a total of £1,628,708 which means, along with other funding the Friends have secured, the park will benefit to the tune of a cool £2.1 million.
Vice chair Steph Purser said members, who have been working on the project for more than seven years, are "over the moon".
Read the full story in February's Downend Voice.