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Thumbs up for Wharton Park revamp
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.
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.
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