Lottery Fund cash sought to revitalise unique country park

LOTTERY Fund cash could be used to support a three-year project to revitalise Biddulph Grange Country Park

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has applied for a grant of £77,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable the work to go ahead.

The council also wants to set up a friends group to help maintain and protect the Grade 1-listed parkland.

The Moorlands Partnership Board has already allocated £10,000 funding to Biddulph Town Council to support the project.

The 73-acre park was originally part of the Biddulph Grange Estate and its unique historic features – including a fully restored boat house dating back to 1904 – attract many visitors.