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Votes bring in £400,000 boost to revamp parks

PUBLISHED: 15:10 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:15 25 August 2010

BLOOMIN’ GREAT: Children from Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School, Aaron Billingy, seven; Niamh Martin, nine and Abbie Davis, six, say thanks for all the votes for Parish Wood Park.

BLOOMIN’ GREAT: Children from Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School, Aaron Billingy, seven; Niamh Martin, nine and Abbie Davis, six, say thanks for all the votes for Parish Wood Park.

TWO parks will benefit from a £800,000 makeover pot following a public vote. Parish Wood Park, Sidcup, and Avery Hill Park, Eltham, were chosen from 47 London Parks to receive £400,000 from the Mayor of London s office.

TWO parks will benefit from a £800,000 makeover pot following a public vote.

Parish Wood Park, Sidcup, and Avery Hill Park, Eltham, were chosen from 47 London Parks to receive £400,000 from the Mayor of London's office.

The Help a London Park competition received 110,000 votes and London Mayor Boris Johnson claimed the £6 million funding came from efficiency savings.

He said: "Londoners deserve a better quality of life and making a greener, more attractive city is a top priority." Avery Hill Park's decrepit winter garden glasshouse, which has appeared on English Heritage's Building's At Risk List will be repaired with the money. The River Shuttle that runs through Parish Wood Park is to be restored to a more natural form whilst the park will be given a wild flower meadow.


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