Grantham park redevelopment plans to go on display later this month

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Ambitious plans for new buildings and features in Grantham’s Wyndham Park – to return it to its former glory days as a First World War memorial park – are set to go on display later this month.

Members of thee public will be able to look at and comment on proposals, which include the demolition of the old plant room by the boating lake to make way for a new visitors’ centre, providing an information point and a central point for training, activities and events. Facilities also include toilets, a workshop area, a main visitor area and an area for use by schools.

The redevelopment will also see the refurbishment of the old swimming pool ticket office and pool changing rooms, relining of the boating lake and soft landscaping work.

South Kesteven District Council is behind the major project.

Executive member Councillor Nick Craft said: “The plans are set to take Wyndham Park into a new era with facilities that befit its status as a flagship park for the district.

“Consultations over recent years have helped shape what park users young and old wish to see at the park. Come down to the sessions or take a look online from March 20 to see how new buildings and features are set to appear.”

Proposals will be on show at drop-in events on Monday, March 20, from noon to 4pm, in the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre, and at Wyndham Park Bowls Club on Tuesday, March 21, from 1pm to 6pm.

Parks community engagement officer Julie Ashworth and project manager Steve Frisby will be on hand during the sessions to talk through the plans with those interested in how the work will take shape.

The plans can also be viewed online on at www.wyndhamparkgrantham.co.uk from March 20 to April 28 and questions can be emailed to j.ashworth@southkesteven.gov.uk

The project has gained the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, and was awarded funding of £818,000 last July.

Initial works are set to begin this September.

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