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, June 2018
The main package of works in the park is now complete. The new playground is open, the lake and stock pond have been dredged and various landscaping works have been carried out including planting of herbaceous flower beds, in the Grange Garden and Churchyard Garden, and the new orchard in the Grange Garden. New volunteer rooms have been created, improvements have been made to infrastructure and new signage and interpretation panels have been installed around the park.
Some smaller items of work are ongoing. The silt that was removed from the lake remains drying in the two temporary drying lagoons. To avoid disruption during the busy summer period it is anticipated that the silt will be moved in September/October. The silt will be used for landscaping and will be planted to return part of the compound area, behind the café, into woodland.
The main lake islands will be planted, with shrubs, trees and marginal aquatics, in the autumn.
For further information on the project, or to get involved in volunteering, please contact the Project Support and Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Price. email@example.com
Beddington Park Newsletter
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