Brinton Park – The People’s Park, is an exciting new project which aims to restore and conserve the park’s historic and natural heritage, fund new and improved facilities in the park as well as develop training, leisure, and volunteering opportunities for a growing and diverse local audience.
To fund the project we are applying for The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Parks for People grant programme. The project will see a £2.9 million investment into Brinton Park with a grant of £2.4 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
In December 2017 we received a round 1 pass which is providing development funding for a round 2 application. This enables Wyre Forest District Council to appoint consultants to develop the project proposals in detail. Throughout 2019 we held events and consulted with local people to get their feedback on the proposals.
If we are successful with our application, some of the improvements to be carried out include:
- Repairing boundaries/cemetery wall/retaining walls
- Improvement to pedestrian entrances
- Surfacing around bandstand, improved paths, tree work
- Recreation of ornamental lake
- New cafe, toilets
- Improvements to car park and access
- Refurbishment of original toilet block
- Re-instatement of original style park furniture and signage
- Lighting to Richard Eve Memorial
- Modernisation to existing Sons of Rest Pavilion
- Ornamental planting extending the Senses Garden
- Minor renovation works to original Victorian Park Bothy. Install gas boiler, new greenhouse, relocate water reservoir and build new toilets in Twigs Nursery
- Improve natural habitats: acid grassland/bats
- Develop “tram stop” heritage feature
- Tell the historic story about the park through interpretation
- Programme of events, activities and volunteering opportunities
- Establish a new community led parks group
This is a hugely exciting project, and will be in the last tranche of Parks for People’s funding. It is very competitive to get through the round 2 process so it is important that the whole community gets involved. This 131 year old Victorian park has a great story to tell.
Love the park?
There's going to be lots to get involved with as the project goes on. Our community page outlines some of the different ways you can join us.