25 April 2017

Heritage Lottery Bid

The Friends of the Parks have been busy over the past few months supporting South Tyneside Borough Council with their bid for Heritage Lottery funding for the North Marine Park on the foreshore of South Shields.

The Friends have completed Visitor and Observation surveys over the period of March and April, 2017.  The surveys identified the number of visitors to the park over 12 hour periods weekdays and weekends and the reason for visiting.  Also the Friends have been visiting other parks in the region that have recently been refurbished with Heritage Lottery funding.  The visits gave us the opportunity to meet up with other Friends of Parks and the Project Managers as well as enjoying the wonderful restoration of parks.

Tree house in Northumberland Park, North Shields.