Have your say on the restoration of Bowring Park

Published on: Thursday, 11-September-2014

Make sure you have your say about the future of historic Bowring Park in Knowsley by completing an on-line survey.

Knowsley Council is seeking the views of local residents, community groups, organisations and service providers in Huyton and Knowsley on the restoration of the borough’s most historic municipal park. 

A new website has been launched  - www.restorebowringpark.co.uk - giving information on planned improvements and inviting people to have their say on the restoration.

The survey will gather information from local residents and park users about how they use the park and what improvements, events and activities would attract more visitors.

The findings will help shape restoration and improvements at Bowring Park funded by a £1.9m Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery grant. Work will include improving the park's visitor facilities and restoring the walled and sunken gardens.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture said: “Bowring Park has a wealth of historic features, including buildings, trees and gardens, but these need investment to preserve the park for future generations and enable it to attract local residents and visitors from further afield.

“We want to find out from local residents, community groups and other organisations about how they think Bowring Park could be improved.  As well as physical improvements that may be needed, we are particularly keen to find out what activities and services people think the park should provide.”

The survey, which will take just minutes to complete, can be found at  www.restorebowringpark.co.uk. For more information about getting involved in the consultation contact Phil Hurst on 0151 443 2482.