Council to apply for further funding for Telford Town Park project

Telford & Wrekin Council is to apply for funding in the second stage of a lottery application for the multi-million pound development of Telford Town Park.

Council to apply for further funding for Telford Town Park project

The Council is also set to submit a planning application outlining all aspects of the project - which will improve gateways, educational trails, signage and interpretation boards picnic areas and learning and play activities.

The Council has already secured a Parks for the People grant from the Heritage and Big Lottery funds - which the Council match funded.

This money enabled the Council to plan the project which has been out to public consultation.

Under the Parks for the People Project, a report is going to the Council's Cabinet on 12 January, recommending that members approve the development of a planning application.

It is also recommended that the Council submits a final stage two funding application and if successful, it applies for Arts Council Funding and begin work on the project in September.

Councillor Stephen Bentley, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "Telford Town Park is an excellent open space and recreational resource for the borough."

"These proposals would enable the Council to move forward with plans to improve this facility for people of all ages."

The Cabinet meeting will be held on 12 January at 6pm.