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Dickinson Manser announced as lead sponsor for Poole Park Heritage Project

Dickinson Manser Solicitors is delighted to have become one of the first lead sponsors of the Poole Park Mosaic Project, forming a permanent commemoration of the Park’s 125th anniversary.

Thousands of photos of local residents are being collated to form a mosaic, which when viewed from the distance will depict the original design of the park from 1890. The project gives locals the chance not just to be part of a legacy that will be displayed for years to come, but also to raise vital money to help restore the park to its original Victorian characteristics in return for a small donation to the project.
 
Dickinson Manser Solicitors has been in the town for double the amount of time that Poole Park has and with their merger to Trethowans on the 1st October, are keen to mark the transition between the firm’s past as Dickinson Manser and its exciting future as part of Trethowans.

Mark Daniels, Dickinson Manser’s Managing Partner said: “Poole Park is an iconic landmark of the town for both locals and visitors alike and I am sure it holds many fond personal memories for those like me who have enjoyed it since childhood.”

“The park has adapted to suit modern tastes over the last 125 years, but remains as popular as ever. This is a great opportunity both to celebrate the park and Dickinson Manser’s links to the town at a transitional time for the firm, one definitely not to be missed.”

Councillor John Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Parks and Open Spaces, Borough of Poole, said: “It’s great news that a long established and well-known local organisation such as Dickinson Manser Solicitors has got on board with this fantastic project. The Poole Park Mosaic has clearly captured many people’s imagination and I’m excited to see what will be achieved in collaboration with our partners. I would encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get involve and upload their picture to www.poolepark.org so they can be part of Poole Park’s legacy too.”

It is anticipated the mosaic will span 5 metres in width and nearly 2 metres in height, thus creating a massive visual impact in the park. Every £5 donated to the project from every photo upload will help to unlock up to £50 in match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It is an exciting time for the park, which received £285,000 of Heritage Lottery fund money to design the full plans of the proposed park improvements. It is hoped that this fundraising project will take it a step closer to being awarded an overall grant of £2.7 million towards further improving Poole Park for delivery between 2017 and 2020.