"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" - a phrase underpinning the nomination of our Wyndham Park improvement project, which exemplifies an aspiration to refurbish the town's memorial park and recapture community interest.
Thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding, during 2018 we completed a £700,000 refurbishment project to restore Wyndham Park to a standard befitting its WW1 memorial status.
With refurbished buildings, a new Visitor Centre, new planting schemes, new lighting, CCTV and a raft of other park wide improvements we believe that Wyndham Park now represents one of the very best public parks in the East Midlands.
As a cherished community facility, it was important that community representatives were involved in both the design and delivery of the refurbishment project and whilst we are proud of the physical improvements made to the park, we are even more delighted by the attainments relating to community involvement - so essential to the survival of good quality public parks.
The numbers speak for themselves; 386535 people visited the park during 2011, by 2018 the number of visitors had increased to 842146 per year. During 2011 volunteers contributed 568 hours of their time and during 2018 they committed 4970 hours and the figures continue to grow!