CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating winning £2.45m from the Lottery to renovate a Victorian park.

Last month, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund announced a £2.45m grant for the restoration of Wharton Park, in Durham City.

The project, worth £3m overall, will include a new heritage centre, cafe and outdoor fitness equipment and improvements to the park’s amphitheatre, miniature car track, footpaths, signs and entrances.

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Work is expected to begin later this year.

The project has involved Durham Area Action Partnership, Durham County Council, Friends of Wharton Park, Councillor David Stoker and others.