The 25th September – This Sunday – is a FUN day organized by High Peak Borough Council to kick off the start of the project which will see capital expenditure of £230K+ of Heritage Lottery Funding being spent over the next 24months on Whaley Bridge Memorial Park, from an overall grant of £478K. This is a fantastic success story for Whaley Bridge, and will see a completely new childrens play area, new bridge, newly resurfaced paths and a renovated War memorial and gardens amongst many other things. This is money coming in to Whaley Bridge at a time of severe public expenditure cuts, and it is extremely welcome.
On the 25th you will have an opportunity to see the final plans for the park, and a big opportunity for adults to ask questions of HPBC about the project. Dont miss it.
The event is intended to be a fun day and a number of attractions have been booked – chief of these being the climbing wall. If you havn’t seen this before, you should bring your kids along to this and let them have a go. Whaley Bridge Band will be there too to provide musical distraction while they are far too high and clinging on for dear life. Other local organizations will be there supporting the event and there is loads going on. There will be a number of local groups raising money in different ways through stalls and activities. Take a diversion through the park on Sunday between 11am and 3pm and have some fun !
The poster below shows some of the other events that are on.
Bring the Kids. Tell the Kids. Make it a Success.
This is your BIG opportunity to ask questions about the park plans.
Paul Evans, the new park Keeper will be there to answer questions along with Christine Latham from HPBC who is the officer in charge of the project.