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Black Country News: Park in line for revamp.

WORK has started to give a Black Country park a pounds 50,000 makeover after the borough council came up on the Lottery.

The cash, from the Big Lottery Fund, is to be spent on Willenhall Memorial Park in Walsall and will see a wide range of improvements carried out such as: n A revamp of the existing play area, including fencing, gates, seating and litter bins. n A new picnic area next to the children's play area.

n Relocation of the existing VE Day memorial to within the new pavilion fencing.

n New fencing and ground work for a proposed sensory garden.

n Car park improvements, to include resurfacing and the marking out of parking spaces Boundary planting and footpath resurfacing.

The work, which should be finished around Christmas, forms part of Walsall's Transforming Your Space programme.

Walsall council leader Coun Tom Ansell said: "Families will especially benefit from these improvements, which are great news for the area. Willenhall is one of many parks around the borough being updated and transformed as part of this programme."

Other improvements to the play area and youth facilities will also be carried out from November to January as part of the Willenhall district TYS project.

The Big Lottery Fund has allocated a total of pounds 1.7 million to Walsall Council through its Fair Share: Transforming Your Space in England programme
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Date:Oct 26, 2005
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