Peel Park in Salford will undergo restoration
Peel Park in Salford will undergo restoration

Parks win Lottery funding

Peel Park in Salford and Winckley Square Gardens in Preston were among 16 public spaces around the country handed £34m in grants by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

Friends of Peel Park, with Salford Council, were awarded £1.6m towards a £2.5m project to restore the park to its 1890s glory including recreating original layout of paths and terraces.

A £1.2m project to restore Preston’s historic Winckley Square Gardens will go ahead next year after funding of around £950,000 was confirmed.

HLF also awarded £1.2m to Wrexham Cemetery and made a provisional offer of £860,000 to Thompson Park in Burnley.

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