Donation boosts restoration of fountain in Lichfield’s Beacon Park

Apr 9, 2010 by Ross

The fountain in Beacon Park

The fountain in Beacon Park

The restoration of Beacon Park’s fountain has been boosted thanks to a donation of nearly £3,000.

The money has come from Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust to help with the efforts to revamp the city’s parks.

As part of the Lichfield Parks Project, Beacon Park, the Garden of Remembrance and Minster Pool and Walk will be restored and regenerated.

John Russell, Chairman of Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust, explained:

“We were pleased to offer to help fund the works as it continues our long association with Beacon Park. This involvement dates as far back as 1859 when we helped to fund the original landscaping of Museum Gardens. The fountain is a focal point of Beacon Park’s formal gardens and so we are happy to be a part of its restoration.”

Building work has already started on the multi-million pound Lichfield Parks Project – including: re-siting one of Beacon Park’s bowling greens, setting up a site complex on the toddlers’ play area, and restoring the Remembrance Garden’s gate piers.

These works have been possible thanks to £3.9 million funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, as part of their Parks for People programme.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said of the Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust’s £2,978 donation:

“We are delighted to receive this funding as restoring the fountain is a key part of the Lichfield Parks Project. We’d like to thank the trust for their help, and we’re looking forward to seeing the fountain restored so that it can be enjoyed by park visitors for years to come.”

To find out more about Lichfield Historic Parks project, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/historicparks.

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