South Cliff Gardens restoration plans

Monday, 27 June 2016

Ambitious plans for the restoration and improvement of South Cliff Gardens are due to be revealed this week at a series of public consultations. The drop-in events are being held on:

  • Tuesday 28 June, 9.30am to 11.30am at South Cliff Methodist Church, Filey Road (South Cliff Community Group coffee morning)
  • Saturday 2 July 10.00am to 4.00pm at Scarborough Spa
  • Monday 4 July 9.00am to 5.00pm at Scarborough Town Hall

From 28 June, the plans can also be viewed on the project’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/southcliffgardens and Friends of South Cliff Gardens’ website www.friendsofsouthcliffgardens.com/HLF-Bid.php

The £6.5 million scheme is planning to make a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme in autumn 2016 and if successful, work could start in 2018-19. The plans will include comprehensive repair and restoration of the historic gardens as well as exciting new features to attract more people to the area. There will also be changes to the way the park is managed, a programme of training and community involvement, and a range of events and activities.

Groundwork North Yorkshire’s Tom Mutton, Project Manager for the bid said:

“I think these first stage plans strike the perfect balance between restoring the precious heritage elements of the site and providing new features to bring people back into the park. South Cliff Gardens is such a beautiful and unique place but its condition is deteriorating to a point where it is at real risk of being lost and forgotten. This project could breathe new life into the gardens and make them fit for the 21st Century, attracting many more generations of locals and visitors to enjoy this wonderful green space.”

More information about the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme can be found at: www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/parks-people