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£2.7m funding bid 2014-2016

Poole Park Life

Poole Park Life
POOLE PROJECTS

Poole Park Life - latest

Development Phase 2015

Developing the Bid 2014

Updated 20th April 2017

Poole Park Life contacts

Project Manager: Martin Whitchurch

Community Engagement Officer: Toni Powell

Tel: 01202 261700

Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

The new Poole Park Users Group at Facebook

facebook.com/groups/1379248272319770/

Plenty of conversation, memories, photos and anecdotes about the Park

To monitor and record bird and wildlife numbers, set up a log-in and practice by counting dragons at - www.livingrecord.net

Public Engagement with Science

A community based project in collaboration with Bournemouth University Global Environmental Solutions - facebook.com/groups/pooleparklakes/

Opened in 1890, Poole Park is the most popular public open space in Poole.

Although most people recognise the park is a nice place to visit, parts of the infrastructure and things we value are deteriorating, becoming harder to maintain.

These include heritage items such as the bridge and surrounds of the sluice gate, areas of hard surfacing, the play area on West Field and a gradual erosion of the original Victorian design.

The Poole Park Life project

In August 2014 Borough of Poole and the Friends of Poole Park submitted a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Parks for People Programme for Poole Park Life, a £2.7m improvement project for Poole Park.

Our Round One success was announced in January 2015, which gave us the funding (and two years) to develop our ideas for the project further before submitting Round Two, the main Bid, in 2017.

The Bid has been submitted!

During April, July and August 2016 we consulted on the updated proposals, finalised plans and tendered contracts. We then prepared the final £2.7 million funding bid and submitted it to the HLF at the end of February 2017.

We hope to have a decision from the HLF in August.

If we are successful we will receive the full funding, and can then start on the four-year Delivery Phase (2017-2021).

Please join us at www.pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife

New website for 2016-17

We have created a new Poole Park Life website and blog dedicated to the 2016 consultation period, the submission bid and to presenting the updated plans for improvement.

All the latest news can be found there now …

Please join us at www.pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife

Stakeholder Group

The Poole Park Forum comprises representatives from on-site businesses, user groups and other organisations with an interest in the park.