This week the Big Lottery, who co-fund the Poole Park Life project with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), are celebrating the difference that national lottery players make to communities across the UK by using #ThanksToYou on social media.
This week we officially opened the Quiet garden in Poole Park and this was funded by a Tesco Bags for Life grant of £8,000, but the same again has come from our HLF grant, and therefore funded by national lottery players.
All of our work on Poole Park Life in the next three and a half years is funded in the same way so we would like to say #Thanks to you for allowing us to improve Poole Park with the grant of £2.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The 6 Project themes:
#Thankstoyou Poole Park lagoon and lakes will be improved, creating habitats for wildlife and sustaining water sport activities
#Thanks to you exciting new play areas and outdoor adult fitness equipment will be installed
#Thanks to you access in to and around Poole Park will be greatly improved for all park users
#Thanks to you great new garden spaces will be developed in Poole Park, alongside the restoration of heritage features and improved landscaping
#Thanks to you Poole Park will be better lit at night, have new information, signage and interpretation points
#Thanks to you the Geese and Wildlife in Poole Park will be better managed and biodiversity increased.
Community engagement work:
#Thanks to you Poole Park has a new Quiet garden, now officially opened by the Mayor of Poole
#Thanks to you we are able to support volunteering and help local people to take pride in Poole Park
#Thanks to you Poole Park’s heritage will be made accessible to new audiences through a wide range of activities and events