Heritage Lottery grant approved in January 2014

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Warwick District Council and the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has approved a grant to prepare detailed plans for a £1 million restoration of the Gardens.

WDC, The Friends and Warwickshire County Council will be working in close partnership to produce these plans and develop exciting new events for the Gardens. The public will be consulted about the restoration works and new events. The intention is that the project will be funded 10% each by the Friends and the Council, and 80% by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

During 2014, consultants Allan Randall and Sarah Douglas were appointed and began talking to community groups and local schools about the restoration of the gardens.
More recently, local community organisation ARC CIC, led by Kath Pasteur and Kristie Naimo which recently converted the overgrown wilderness between the rail tracks adjacent to Prince’s Drive to a community woodland now known as Foundry Wood, has also been recruited to help engage the community

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