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Poole Park Life summer events planned

Visitors to Poole Park are once again being invited to get involved with Poole Park Life as part of the bid for £2.7 million Heritage Lottery Funding.

Throughout July and August there will be a range of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy as well as the opportunity to provide comments on proposed plans for the park during this final phase of public consultation events.

On Saturday 16 July a drop-in event will be held to hear more details about the plans for the park’s play areas and lakes. There’s also the opportunity to get involved in Victorian themed activities, heritage walks as well as a light hearted and entertaining talk of the diary of a local Victorian School Master. The event will take place in the Cricket Pavilion between 10am and 1pm.

A special themed workshop is also taking place on Tuesday 19 July. A Lakes Workshop will be held in the Cricket Pavilion between 6.30pm and 8.30pm for park users to learn more about the improvement proposals for the freshwater lake and lagoon.

A Wild About Poole Event will be held on Saturday 23 July between 10am and 4pm in Baiter Park. Led by Dorset Wildlife Trust, visitors will be able to take part in a family roadshow style event to help people engage with nature as well as the opportunity to discuss and view the park’s plans.

From 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday 27 July pop in to a drop in event in the Cattistock Room at the Civic Centre to hear more details about the plans for the park. Council staff will be on hand to explain the plans and answer any questions you may have.

To round off the final phase of consultation, a special Poole Park Funday will be held on Thursday 4 August. With a special focus on the Play theme, the event promises to be fun for all the family with lots of free activities for everyone to enjoy including ferret racing, circus skills, dog dancing and much more. Join us between 10am and 3pm.

Martin Whitchurch, Project Manager, Borough of Poole said: “We’re aiming to end this year’s public consultation programme on a high. The range of activities planned is not only great fun for all the family but shows the progress being made towards our Poole Park Life bid. We would urge everyone to get involved and have their say on the final improvements to Poole Park.”

Councillor John Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Borough of Poole, said: “These free Poole Park Life events not only provide great family entertainment, but the feedback from members of the public will help shape our bid to secure £2.7 million for Poole Park from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is vital that we take advantage of this opportunity to secure valuable funds to preserve and enhance Poole’s most popular and historic open space.”

For further information on the planned events visit the Poole Projects Facebook page or the Poole Projects website