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Monday, 16 September 2013

Ghosts, history and trees feature in £3million bid for Beddington Park

Hunting for the ghost of Sir Walter Raleigh and replanting a Victorian orchard are two of the more ambitious ideas being considered as part of a £3million project to revitalise Beddington Park.

A group led by the Friends of Beddington Park has been working to put together a long list of ideas on what improvements they would like to see included in a bid for cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Suggestions have poured in from groups including the Rotary Club, residents, walkers and cyclists, police, the Wandle Trust, local archaeologists, schoolchildren, revellers at the Beddington Park May Fayre and people who’ve just popped in for a cuppa at the park’s cafe.

To qualify for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund bidders have to agree to pay 10 per cent of the overall cost, so Sutton Council’s share of the final bill would be around £300,000.

The bid must be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund by February 2014 and after that everyone will have a nail-biting wait to find out if the project will get the money.

If you have any suggestions you would like to be considered for the bid, please contact [email protected]
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