Devon

Lottery grant of £60,000 to help improve Plymouth park

Drake's Place reservoir. Pic: University of Plymouth
Image caption The plan is to improve Drake's Place Gardens and its neighbouring reservoir

A Devon university has been given a lottery grant of £60,000 to explore how to improve a nearby Victorian garden.

The University of Plymouth said it was looking at how to restore Drake's Place Gardens and its neighbouring reservoir on North Hill.

As well as restoration work, it added that it wanted local people and organisations to help shape the plans to conserve the character of the area.

The Parks for People award has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

After the plans are completed, the university said it was to make a bid for £500,000 from the HLF in August 2012 for construction .

If the bid is successful, the university will match the lottery funding.

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