The main phase of Victoria Park’s exciting heritage project is now complete and has seen the key features of the park transformed.
Erewash Borough Council secured £740,800 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project. Major restoration work was undertaken, and some of the changes made include:
• The restoration of the bowling green pavilion, creating a new refreshment kiosk, toilet facilities and a community room for use by the bowls club and local groups.
• New gates at the park’s two entrances on the corner of Drummond Road and Bristol Road and the corner of Manners Road and Bristol Road.
• Specialist restoration of the bandstand, completed off site by Lost Art in Wigan, Lancashire.
• A new timber pergola installed; refurbishment of the marble pillars and newly designed planting beds, with a new scheme designed by one of Erewash Borough Councils apprentices (part of this project), based on designs shown in old photos of the park.
• Path improvements using resin bonded gravel to highlight the areas around the heritage features including the bandstand and entrance gates.
There is an active Friends Group for the park and our Community Ranger Debbie delivers a wide range of community events and activities.
The next meeting of the Friends of Victoria Park takes place on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 6.30pm. This meeting will be held at the Bowls Pavillion. New members always welcome.
You can read the latest issue of the Friends of Victoria Park newsletter.
Why not take a stroll around the park and see the collection of trees using the Victoria Park Tree Trail leaflet.