Extra funding given to Lichfield Historic Parks project

Minster Pool

Minster Pool

A project to improve Lichfield parks has been given extra funding.

The Lichfield Historic Parks project has been awarded £43,000 by the Staffordshire Environment Fund to help restore Minster Pool and Walk and Beacon Park’s Museum Gardens.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:

“This is great news for the parks project and will help us to deliver a top class scheme. The plans for Minster Pool and Walk will transform the area, both restoring and improving it. The Museum Gardens is also such a focal point for many visitors and making sure we restore and improve it to the best possible specification is really important.

“We are looking forward to starting on these parts of the project, and hope our many visitors will enjoy the results for years to come. On behalf of both the city and district council, I would like to say thank you to Staffordshire Environmental Fund for this generous funding boost.”

John Dutton, Staffordshire Environmental Fund’s Chief Executive added:

“It is vital that Lichfield’s historic parks are preserved for future generations. The plans for the parks are ambitious and will not only restore them, but will improve them so they are even more attractive and interesting for visitors. The project also meets the aims of benefiting the community and the environment, which is why we were keen to help funding.”

Lichfield Historic Parks project has been possible thanks to £3.9 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, as part of their Parks for People programme.

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