Headstone Manor gets HLF grant

Headstone Manor Rec will soon be getting a facelift thanks to a £230,000 funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Park for People project.

The money will fund new footpaths and improved woodlands after Harrow Council’s latest successful funding bid.

The funding guarantees restoration works and means the council can start to design a new look and feel for the park before applying for the second round of funding for £1.2m. The project will also see the neglected river brought back into use and better flood management.

Cllr Graham Henson, portfolio holder for environment said: “Thanks to this first phase of HLF funding we can begin to look at design concepts and improvement works to bring the historic grounds back to life. And it’s not just about the new look and feel of the park but we’ll also make significant improvements to the river networks and flood management.”

The new project will include developing a RIBA landscape design, conservation and activity plans, storage building for educational and volunteer equipment, trails, footpaths, river modification and an ecology plan to complete the second round bid for £1.2m of Heritage Lottery Fund.

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