Tower Hamlets taking public for a ride over Vicky Park
THE future of East London’s Victoria Park may depend on a lot of hot air the Town Hall is generating. Council officials are inviting the public to take trips in a hot air balloon over Vicky Park today (Saturday) and tomorrow to see what it looks like from 90ft up
THE future of East London's Victoria Park may depend on a lot of hot air the Town Hall is generating.
Council officials are inviting the public to take trips in a hot air balloon over Vicky Park today (Saturday) and tomorrow to see what it looks like from 90ft up.
It's part of a public consultation by Tower Hamlets which is bidding for Lottery cash to completely restore the park before the 2012 Olympics.
Draft plans for its future go on show at the park where a tethered balloon will take people aloft for a bird's eye view of the proposals in mind.
The authority has already allocated �5 million towards the restoration and now hopes to use the two-day public event today and tomorrow (Sunday) to pass the final stage in getting National Heritage to lob in another �5m match funding.
- 1 Bow man charged with drugs supply and criminal property offences
- 2 Bow man appears in court charged with murder after body found in cemetery
- 3 Shoreditch floral café blooms at new premises in Bethnal Green
- 4 East End's 'last' Victorian funeral parlour being restored - and opens as burger bar
- 5 Jailed: Man who robbed and blackmailed men he met on Grindr
- 6 New Kray twins book to explore lives of gangsters 'aside from the crimes'
- 7 How often do Londoners cycle to work in each borough?
- 8 Councillor says he 'hopes to lose' next election
- 9 Ranjith Kankanamalage death: Man charged with murder
- 10 'Time to end the injustice': Barts staff set to strike amid pay dispute
Consultations last year have already brought suggestions including an urban beach, better play areas and sports pitches, a skate-park, an additional caf� and more planting and landscaping.
Proposals for Vicky Park are online here. Final plans will be ready in October before they are submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund in December.