£50,000 restoration bid for park lake

£50,000 restoration bid for park lake

A PARK lake in Dewsbury is to be restored thanks to a lottery grant of more than £50,000.

The body of water at Crow Nest Park will benefit from being cleared in a bid to return it to its former glory.

Information boards highlighting the area’s historical sites will also be installed, along with a webcam allowing visitors to see wildlife over the internet.

Cash totalling £52,900 has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Kirklees Council and the Friends of Crow Nest Park group made a joint bid.

The restoration project is due to be launched Saturday August 3, when there will be taster activities for all the family.

Friends group chairman Denis Ripley said: “The grant will help us open up this tranquil area of the park to a wider public.

“We will be working with schools to organise educational and family activities looking at the rich history and bio-diversity of the lakeside.”

Coun Cathy Scott (Lab, Dewsbury East) said: “This development will allow a new generation of people to learn about the park.”

The Kirklees Counil joint cabinet member for place added: “The health and wellbeing of residents will also benefit.”

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