Firms sponsor local history info board
The local history interpretation board for Old Quarry Park, showing the numerous changes that have taken place in the past 200 years, has attracted funding from a number of local businesses.
This means that the project will be able to go ahead and the board installed at the park beside Henleaze Road later in the year.
Aviva have since agreed to be one of the sponsors for the project, along with local organisations C J Hole, Estate Agents, Henleaze Dental Practice, Home Instead Senior Care.
Wessex Water have confirmed that the interpretation board application has received one of their Watermark awards and that they will be presenting a cheque to the project shortly. The application was entitled ‘Walking on Water’ which referred to the time when old Quarry Park was a lake used for swimming and boating.
Local history author Veronica Bowerman is delighted that the project is going ahead and said: “We are also in touch with several other local organisations who have expressed an interest in sponsoring the board and are awaiting their feedback once the various managers have been consulted and amounts agreed. We are keen to have just one organisation from each sector.”
The interpretation board will add to the enhancements to the park organised by the Henleaze Society this year which have been financed from funds paid by developers. A snake bench plus other new benches and a picnic table have been installed in the park, along with bird boxes in trees. The safety surfacing and boards surrounding the play facility have been updated and a number of bulbs will be planted close to the new benches in the Autumn.