Beach for Bishops Park

The seaside could return to Fulham, with Council plans to reinstate the victorian beach in Bishops Park.

In Edwardian times, 'Margate Sands' in Bishops Park, Fulham, was a popular summer destination. LB Hammersmith & Fulham now hopes to recreate that seaside atmosphere.

The beach concept forms part of the council’s plans to rejuvenate both Bishops Park and the neighbouring Fulham Palace Walled Garden, for which they intend to apply for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of around £3.5m. The proposals will go on show at an event at Bishops Park on Sunday June 21, from 10am to 5pm.

As well as recreating the beach and restoring the ornamental lake, proposals include refurbishing the Fulham Palace walled garden, restoration of the historic stone bridge across the pond, restoration of the cafe building and its surrounds, and the extension of the stableblock in the Palace grounds to support a purpose-built education facility.

The plans form part of the council’s ParkLife campaign – which ams to improve the quality of life for all people who live, work and play in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The proposals will be available to view online from June 20 at http://www.citizenspace.com/local/lbhf/BishopsPark2.

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