Big plans for Mount thanks to £2m grant

Big plans have been revealed for the future of an iconic Fleetwood landmark.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 10:38 am
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 12:17 pm
Mount Pavilion

Wyre Council has been awarded £2 million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund to continue work to revive the Mount Pavilion and Gardens in Fleetwood.

The cash will be used to bring the Pavilion into regular use as an education centre and a function room for public events. The outside of the building will be painted dark green to match the building’s original design.

The upper floor of the lodge building will be opened as a tearoom and the lower floors will be used as a base for volunteers, as well as arts and science activities.

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There are also plans for the Mary Hope garden, originally designed in the 1960s, to be rejuvenated with new plants and wildlife habitats.

A number of pine trees will be removed and new trees will be planted elsewhere in the gardens. A children’s play area will also be created in the gardens.

Councillor Simon Bridge said: “As part of the council’s bid to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents, this funding will help to provide a place where people can enjoy being outside, as well as creating many more opportunities for volunteering, from helping with planting to assisting with events.”