Fun day to mark start of £478,000 restoration project in Whaley Bridge

A free summer fun day is to be held in Whaley Bridge Memorial Park to launch the beginning of a £478,000 restoration project.

The event will take place, tomorrow, Sunday September 25, from 11am to 3pm, and offers a range of activities and attractions including children’s rides, quizzes, refreshments, Whaley Bridge Brass Band, bug hunts and a climbing wall.

Children will also get the chance to take part in arts and craft activities in a yurt provided by High Peak Community Arts.

The restoration of the park - owned and managed by High Peak Borough Council – will include new park furniture, a new play area, new planting schemes and a new bridge.

Park staff will be on hand to explain the plans for the park and to meet local groups and residents.

Councillor Anthony McKeown, Executive Member for Community Services, said: “This free fun day will give us the opportunity to meet with local residents new and old, to either update them on the progress of the plans or if new to the area to tell them about the plans for the park while enjoying an exciting and interesting day out.

“If you want to find out more about this project and what’s in store for the park then please do come along and see us!”

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and BIG Lottery under the ‘Parks for People’ programme.