Work began on the £2.5 million restoration of the award winning Victoria Park in Stafford in July 2019.
The project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and as well as restoring key historical features will include an enhanced catering facility, improved aviary and a horticultural learning centre.
We were successful in securing a bid for over £1.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund as part of the ‘Parks for People’ programme to carry out the extensive work.
Victoria Park is more than 100 years old and has been awarded the ‘Green Flag’ as one of the best parks and open spaces in the country since 2007. In 2011 the council transformed the play area of the park which proved an enormous success and it was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by online travel review site - Trip Advisor - for its great customer feedback.
You can follow the progress of the restoration over the next few months.
The work is expected to be completed by next summer.