Alexandra Park, Manchester – Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund statement

Alexandra Park Manchester Tree Management Statement click on this link to see the statement on their website

Alexandra Park, Manchester – Tree management as part of park restoration.

In December 2011, Manchester City Council (MCC) was awarded £2.2million to restore Alexandra Park through the national Parks for People programme run by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

Sara Hilton, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West, said on behalf of HLF and BIG: “We recognise that there is public concern over the proposed tree felling at Alexandra Park and we are in discussion with Manchester City Council to agree a way forward. Inevitably, there are difficult decisions to make on any major park restoration but MCC, HLF and BIG want to ensure that all views are considered as the project is taken forward. We do not encourage unnecessary tree felling and want to continue to ensure that the funding from HLF and BIG enables the park to be developed so it fully reflects the needs of users and the local community.”

Further information

HLF Press Office: Laura Bates on 020 7591 6027, email: lbates@hlf.org.uk

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