A TEAM of dedicated volunteers is hoping to restore Waterloo’s famous seafront gardens, after applying for £100,000 of Lottery cash.
The Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens is encouraging members of the local community to get involved with the bid and decide on how the money is spent, should it be successful.
The group, formed in 2009, is focusing its efforts on Beach Lawn, Adelaide Terrace, Marine Crescent and Marine Terrace, as well as the children’s area next to Marine Gardens.
The original gardens were created in the 1930s as a public works project, and it is hoped they could be returned to their former glory and become a tourist attraction to complement Antony Gormley’s Another Place.
Chairman Nick Thompson said: “We had a visit from a Lottery bid case officer who said that our plan looked fantastic.
“Originally, we were looking to bid for a much smaller amount, but she told us we had the scope to think bigger. We really want to concentrate on the heritage and history of the parks and talk to people who remember what they were like.”
MORE details at www.fowsg. org.uk