Lambeth and Southwark residents joined Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) officials in celebrating the £6M restoration of Brockwell Park on Saturday 25th May.
The celebration event, led by the Leader of Lambeth Council, marks the end of the long term project to restore Brockwell Park’s landscape, its heritage and community features, and sports and play facilities. The restoration work was financed by a £3.6million Heritage Lottery Fund grant through their Parks for People programme, and matched funding by Lambeth Council.
Southwark Concert Band provided the soundtrack with a 1pm performance by Brockwell Hall, which also hosted a small exhibition, while local residents could sign up for a range of volunteer opportunities in the Park that include arts & culture, biodiversity, gardening and sports.
Dr. Ann Kingsbury, Chair of Brockwell Park Community Partners, which was Lambeth’s community partner in the development of the master plan said “We are delighted that Brockwell Park has been restored to its former glory for the benefit of Lambeth and Southwark residents.”
“This follows a long and successful partnership between BPCP, Lambeth Council and its external advisers. Local people are really enjoying the improvements and we encourage their active involvement in the future management and development of Brockwell Park,” she concluded.
Wesley Kerr, Chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund London Committee, who attended the event, said: “Four years after the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a £3.6 million grant it’s a great pleasure to see the fruition of the carefully phased works to restore historic and community features in one of London’s biggest and most important public parks. We hope that Lambeth Council will maintain Brockwell to the high standards which it deserves.”