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Ground-breaking ceremony at Bowring Park

by Laura Johnston

A ground-breaking event to mark the start of restoration work at one of Merseyside’s most historic parks has taken place.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, attended the ground breaking event to officially launch the start of the £2million restoration project at Bowring Park, Huyton.

The project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will see the restoration of the stable block and coach house, the creation of a new café and meeting rooms, parkland landscaping and a park activity programme. The work is expected to be completed by Spring 2019.

The golf course will continue to operate while the works are underway, with activities run by the Friends of Bowring Park re-commencing once the work is complete.

Knowsley Council recently stepped in to keep the golf course open, following the collapse of the private sector company which ran it.

Cllr Powell said: “Bowring Park is an important landmark in Knowsley, with a wealth of historic features, including buildings, trees and gardens.   Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to transform this historic park for the benefit of the local community, restoring it to its former glory, preserving it for future generations and creating a significant visitor attraction for the region.”

Pictured: Cllr Shelley Powell