Exhibition Park project to begin in autumn
The Exhibition Park’s Lakeside Explorer project is well on the way to reaching its £88,000 target, having received first stage approval from lottery-backed Changing Spaces, grants from the Sir James Knott Trust and the North and South Jesmond ward committees.
If the final grant application to the Wingrove ward committee is approved the project will be able to commence from autumn, says Keith Pimm, secretary of the Exhibition and Brandling Parks Community Trust.
The project aims to create an area of biological-diverse wetland for local people, particularly young people and families.
“The project has had a lot of support, and not one person has said that it is not a good idea,” says Pimm who believes the letters of support which the Trust received have helped to secure support and grants for the project. He is encouraging anyone else who thinks the project is a good idea to write letters of support for the project which he says will be a “really nice space and a magical place for children”.
Anyone who is interested in the project can come along to a meeting on Monday (26th April) 2.00 pm at MEA House on Ellison Place, Room 1, 5th Floor where there will be illustrations of the Lakeside Explorer Project, and an opportunity to share thoughts about the project over a cup of tea.