Plans to renovate the historic features of Brinton Park in Kidderminster are being drawn up by Wyre Forest District Council.
The authority is putting together a Heritage Lottery bid for up to £2million towards its ambitious project. The plans include building a new pavilion with cafe and toilets, reinstating a pool feature and bridge, creating an amphitheatre in front of the bandstand, creating World War I memorial and improving signage, car parking and lighting.
The Council is working with existing Brinton Park partners in the community to get them involved. It also intends starting a new Friends of the Park group in the autumn, so they can have direct input into the project. One main partner is the 21st Kidderminster Scout Group. They hope to use a new pavilion for their activities.
The Council is looking for views on the park to help shape the lottery bid. An online survey is available at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/brintonparksurvey . Printed versions are available at the Worcestershire Hub in Vicar Street, Kidderminster.
Councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Service said:
“We are proposing to restore many of the heritage aspects of the park which have been lost over time. This is an ambitious project which will make improvements to the park and encourage great use. It will also enhance people’s experience of the open space. There is a lot of work to take place before the application is submitted Spring 2017. We hope people in the town and visitors will back the bid, starting with completing the questionnaire and letting us know their views.”
Survey responses need to be submitted by Friday 2 September 2016.