15 July 2016

Heritage Lottery Bid

The Friends of the Marine Parks are delighted to learn of the success of the first stage of the Borough Council’s bid to the National Lottery Fund to carry out the exciting restoration and refurbishment of the much loved North Marine Park.  The first stage of funding is £194,000 for planning costs.  If successful the full bid of £2.5million will be released next year.

Plans for the park include restoration of the grotto, the promenade staircase, developing a play area and cafe as well as creating better links from the park to the Littlehaven Promenade.

The Friends of the Parks believe that the renewal and restoration of the North Marine Park will further enhance the stunning refurbishments of the north and south foreshores and the exquisite coastal paths beyond.

The Borough Council is asking anyone interested in the project to contact Gary Frazer for more information on 0191 424 7855 or the Friends of the Park by email to friendsoftheparksouthshields@hotmail.co.uk