Walpole Park’s hidden heritage to shine
Published 13 July 2011
Ealing Council has been awarded a £2.4m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and preserve Walpole Park’s historic features.
The funding will be used to support the councils work to protect and re-grow many of the historic trees and plants in the park. The plans also include building new public toilets, improving the childrens playground and restoring the fish pond and water features.
The council will work closely with the Walpole Friends group to develop plans and detailed designs over the next 12 months. The plans being considered include restoring the parks Regency planting and reinstating the kitchen garden.
Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Julian Bell, said: The funding gives us an amazing opportunity to reinstate some of the parks original features while conserving its listed architecture and heritage trees. The 10-year project will involve local people, park enthusiasts and experts, while providing opportunities for participation and learning.
It will also provide volunteering opportunities for 150 people a year, as well as many educational activities and social events for the local community to get involved in.
The money has been given to the council by the Parks for People scheme which uses Lottery funds to support the regeneration, conservation and increased enjoyment of public parks.
For more information about the project, visit the parks pages.