Thumbs up for Wharton Park revamp

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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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5:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

cushybutterfield says...

Highly commendable, great ***positive news but todays*** reality is that you have to be ******thee steps ahead of the criminal ***vandals, criminal **grafittie dispoilers etc,, etc. Make sure you all have a ****good Security,.......... PLAN 'A' and 'even a 'Plan B', to combat any future 'drink and drug' frenzied louts or all the hard excellent work on this park will be ruined and of little avail..............Y
ou know it makes sense.
Highly commendable, great ***positive news but todays*** reality is that you have to be ******thee steps ahead of the criminal ***vandals, criminal **grafittie dispoilers etc,, etc. Make sure you all have a ****good Security,.......... PLAN 'A' and 'even a 'Plan B', to combat any future 'drink and drug' frenzied louts or all the hard excellent work on this park will be ruined and of little avail..............Y ou know it makes sense. cushybutterfield
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Voice-of-reality says...

This is excellent news - the worry is that the council will - in its usual inept manner - now approve some form of new development around the edge of the park that will totally destroy the renovation.
This is excellent news - the worry is that the council will - in its usual inept manner - now approve some form of new development around the edge of the park that will totally destroy the renovation. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: -2

9:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

sineater says...

How?it's bordered by roads
How?it's bordered by roads sineater
  • Score: 2

10:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Voice-of-reality says...

If there is a way for DCC to **** it up I am sure they will - do not underestimate the idiots - they are already running the asylum.
If there is a way for DCC to **** it up I am sure they will - do not underestimate the idiots - they are already running the asylum. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 2

10:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

sineater says...

so the council are idiots,the vice chancellor is shabby,thank god we have you to save DUNELM !!!
so the council are idiots,the vice chancellor is shabby,thank god we have you to save DUNELM !!! sineater
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Voice-of-reality says...

I am relying on you as well, sineater. Glad you have come to realise the reality of the VC.
I am relying on you as well, sineater. Glad you have come to realise the reality of the VC. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: -1

6:47am Wed 29 Jan 14

darloboss says...

i do belive you two will snogg each other soon
i do belive you two will snogg each other soon darloboss
  • Score: 1

3:47pm Wed 29 Jan 14

sineater says...

Don't worry Boss I was only being sarcastic.
Don't worry Boss I was only being sarcastic. sineater
  • Score: 0

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