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Chester's Grosvenor Park restoration plans go on show

Plans to restore a Victorian park to its former glory will go on show in Chester next week.

Grosvenor Park was given to the city in the mid 19th Century by the Second Marquis of Westminster.

The council is bidding for a £3.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has been awarded £94,300 to progress the plans.

The plans, which aim to make it a Green Flag standard park, will be on display at Chester Library from Thursday.

'Wonderful opportunity'

They include investing in the park's infrastructure, landscape and buildings - including the Park Lodge - as well as putting on events and activities to encourage people to visit.

Councillor Stuart Parker, of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: "Grosvenor Park means a great deal to the local community and is enjoyed by more than 260,000 visitors each year.

"If successful this project will offer a wonderful opportunity to restore the park and we are committed to local people being involved in its restoration and long term management.

"We will be working hard to show the Heritage Lottery Fund that the plans we have will be successful and will build on the success of Grosvenor Park for generations to come."

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