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£1.9m Lottery Funding boost for Upton Country Park

Upton Country Park in Poole, Dorset has been awarded £1.9m of National Lottery Funding.

L-R Mike Yeomans, president of The Friends of Upton Country Park, Cllr Vikki Slade, leader of BCP Council, Cllr Lewis Allison, Cabinet member for Tourism and Leisure, BCP Council and Roger Brewer, team leader at Upton Country Park
L-R Mike Yeomans, president of The Friends of Upton Country Park, Cllr Vikki Slade, leader of BCP Council, Cllr Lewis Allison, Cabinet member for Tourism and Leisure, BCP Council and Roger Brewer, team leader at Upton Country Park

Cllr Lewis Allison, Cabinet member for Tourism and Leisure, BCP Council said, “We are extremely excited about the opportunities this funding presents to Upton Country Park, ensuring not just its survival but superb natural new features for future generations to enjoy.”

Work has started on vital repairs to the park’s infrastructure, the introduction of volunteer facilities and a new welcome centre.

The project will also re-create the pleasure grounds by reinstating historical pathways to link Upton House to the wider grounds and opening up three vistas that have been lost over time, to provide views down to the shoreline and across Holes Bay Nature Park.

BCP Council will also be introducing a new and a wide-reaching activity programme at Upton Country Park, working closely with local schools and educational providers.

Cllr Lewis Allison added, “The opportunities for local people and visitors to learn about this historically important estate are incredible and I look forward immensely to seeing work begin on the new welcome centre and volunteer facility.”

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