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Here’s what Vicky Park future will be—if Town Hall wins Lottery

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:04 05 October 2010

PLANS for the future of East London’s famous Victoria Park which have been suggested by the public go on show next week in the run-up to a Town Hall bid for Lottery cash. A come and see’ fun-day is being staged on Saturday week when visitors can look at the proposals, while the kids get free face-painting and donkey rides

PLANS for the future of East London's famous Victoria Park which have been suggested by the public go on show next week in the run-up to a Town Hall bid for Lottery cash.

A 'come and see' fun-day event is being staged by Tower Hamlets council on Saturday week when visitors can look at the proposals, while the kids get free face-painting and donkey rides.

The Town Hall's parks department took the views of 1,000 people in August and September on what they want for Vicky Park.

The authority is putting money into a kitty to spruce up the park and hopes to get 'match cash' from the Big Lottery and the Heritage Lottery funds.

A total of £12 million would be poured in if successful and would be the single biggest investment since the vast parkland between Bethnal Green and Hackney Wick was creation in the 1840s.

A Masterplan based on the summer's public consultations is being submitted in December, which goes on show at the October 24 fun day at the Grove Road entrance to Victoria Park, between 10am and 6pm.


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