The submission for a £2.7 million Heritage Lottery Bid for Poole Park will be made on 28th February 2017. There is then a long nail-biting wait until July of this year to hear if the bid has been accepted. It has been a very long and sometimes tortuous journey but if the bid is accepted it will be a journey well worthwhile. A huge amount of work has been undertaken by a number of willing volunteers and officers of the council –ably marshalled by Martin Whitchurch (senior officer Poole Borough Council) Eunice Marsden and her happy band of colleagues! Win or lose I genuinely believe nothing more could have been done by these unsung heroes and heroines and it is evident that without the backing and support of residents and visitors to Poole it would not have got this far.
Everyone who has a photo on the Photomosaic, volunteered their time and talent, attended consultation events, completed consultation and survey forms, generously gave donations or just their opinions has made it a possibility to create our own Town Park, the People’s Park, rejuvenated for the future. So please…keep fingers crossed everyone!