Birmingham & Black Country

East Park Wolverhampton given £981,000 lottery grant

Mine shafts under a Victorian park in the West Midlands will be stabilised using a lottery grant.

The project in East Park, Wolverhampton, has received £981,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The work will also see historic buildings in the park restored and the recreational facilities improved.

Councillor Elias Mattu, from Wolverhampton City Council, said: "What we have got planned will help restore the park to its former glory."

The buildings that will be refurbished include the bandstand, boathouses and the clock tower.

The 18-hectare park's recreational facilities and woodland areas will also be improved.

East Park was opened in 1896.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites