Beddington Park and The Grange HLF Project
Sutton Council is carrying out a range of surveys about it's Parks and Open Spaces this summer to help us to complete a new Open Spaces Strategy.
Through this survey we would like to find out your views and experiences of visiting the Parks in Sutton. This will help us to shape the ongoing work that we will do in Sutton to protect, maintain and enhance our Parks and Open Spaces in the future.
In July 2016 Sutton Council were successfully awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Funds to deliver a £3.7m project to restore, conserve and enhance Beddington Park.
This project was part of a commitment from Sutton Council to have projects which are commissioned by residents to improve their environment.
The project includes:
- improvements to entrances
- improvement to access and parking
- installation of interpretation panels
- restoration and improvements to the Grange Garden (to include an apple orchard)
- development of a new garden space in the churchyard extension
- dredging and improvement works to the lake and stock pond
- the enlargement and improvement of the children’s playground
- For more information on the proposals, please view the Beddington Park HLF Project Design Plans.
The project will also involve the delivery of a 3 year programme of activities and events, set to include a range of walks and talks, children’s activities, exercise programmes, art and theatre events as well as a volunteer programme providing training and volunteer opportunities throughout the park.
Works are due to begin late 2016 and continue throughout 2017, with completion anticipated by early 2018. Check back here for further information on the project as it progresses, follow us on Twitter or receive regular updates by joining our mailing list.
Update, October 2018
The final phase of the project, to move the silt and plant the islands, is due to commence on Monday 5th November.
Site set-up and extension of the current haulage route will be carried out during the first week. The haulage route will run alongside the northern woodland boundary, leading to the depot area which is to be returned, in part, to woodland using the silt.
The movement of the silt from the two drying compounds should take 3-4 weeks, with an anticipated commencement w/c 12th November.
Ground repair and reinstatement of the drying compounds and haulage routes will take place across December, with fencing remaining in place whilst the grass re-establishes.
Preparation of the islands, followed by planting, will also take place during November and December.
There will be no path closures, but pedestrians and cyclists may be held briefly on the main pathway, between the cafe and London Road, whilst vehicles cross this.
We are grateful for the patience you have shown during the silt drying process and look forward to having the park returned to you for full use soon.
Beddington Park Newsletter
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