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Heritage Lottery Fund confirms grants for restoration schemes at three UK parks
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Walthamstow, London, has
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been awarded nearly £3.5m to
help restore historic features,
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rejuvenate the landscape and HIllworth Park is among the recipients of Heritage Lottery funding
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enhance wildlife habitats at the
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12-hectare (30-acre) park. A A Grade II*-listed Garden to their local public park as a
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gallery and community space Pavilion and children's play place to get fit, spend more
and a café are also planned. areas will undergo work at time with family and friends or
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Walsall Arboretum in the Hillworth Park in Devizes, just take time out for reflection.
West Midlands will receive a Wiltshire, after it secured £1.2m "HLF and BIG continue to
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£4.57m grant to help fund from the HLF and BIG, while a invest in parks because we
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restoration work on the park's new volunteer ranger scheme know that people really benefit
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Grade II-listed boathouse, the will also be introduced. from all these sorts of activities
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clock tower and a bandstand, HLF chief executive Carole and from having green open
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as well as two lakes. Souter said: "People often look spaces to enjoy."
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the main track.
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Construction work has started Elite athlete facilities
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Sports Arena (NISA) and Sir physiotherapy areas, medical
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Chris Hoy Velodrome venues in rooms and seminar spaces will
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Glasgow, which will be used to also form part of the scheme,
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stage events at the 2014 along with a new headquarters
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Commonwealth Games. for sportscotland and the
Located on a 10.5-hectare
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(25.9-acre) site to the east of sports development team.
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Glasgow, the new venues are Archie Graham, Glasgow City
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