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Poole Park Life springs into action

With Spring fast approaching, visitors to Poole Park will once again have the opportunity to get involved with Poole Park Life.

Throughout April there will be a range of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy as part of the bid for Poole Park Heritage Lottery Funding.

On Wednesday 6 April a drop-in event will be held to hear more details about the plans for the park as well as Easter holiday activities including Victorian style Easter games. The event will take place in the Cricket Pavilion between 10am and 2pm.

A Natural Health Day will be held on Saturday 9 April. Lots of health and sport related fun activities will take place between 10am and 3pm including heritage walks, cycle races and forest schooling.

From 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday 12 April pop into a drop in event in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre to hear more details about the plans for the park. Our landscape designers and council staff will be on hand to answer any questions. This event will be repeated on Saturday 16 April between 11am and 3pm in the Cricket Pavilion.

Special themed workshops are also taking place during the month too. On Wednesday 20 April a Traffic Workshop will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre between 6.30pm and 8.30pm for park users to learn more about the traffic proposals including improving the entrances and roads within the park and changes to the car parks.

A Heritage and Landscape Workshop will be held on Saturday 23 April from 11am to 1pm in the Cricket Pavilion to view the proposals for the rose garden and improvements to the area round the freshwater lakes and war memorial. These themed workshops are free to attend so to book your place please call 01202 261358 or email environment@poole.gov.uk.

Martin Whitchurch, Project Manager, Borough of Poole said: "We're keen to kick start this year's public consultation programme with a range of activities that are not only great fun for all the family but shows the progress being made towards our Poole Park Life bid. There are more events and activities planned for July and August so there is plenty of opportunity for people 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 see www.facebook.com/pooleprojects or www.pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife.