Council to start work on Whaley Bridge Memorial Park restoration

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Work on a park restoration project is to resume almost two years after it was launched in 2011.

High Peak Borough Council has announced plans to start work on Whaley Bridge Memorial Park next week, 21 months after the project was originally launched in September 2011.

The Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund awarded the authority £478,000 to pay for a programme of work to restore its original layout and landscaping works to preserve the natural environment.

The council will soon begin dismantling and removing the existing play equipment at the park in preparation for the main restoration works.

Councillor Godrey Claff, executive member for regeneration, said: “This is an important milestone for this exciting project as we prepare the park for the main works which are due to start soon.”

Plans for the park include restoring the war memorial, improving the entrances, installing a new bridge and play equipment and maintaining wildlife habitat.