Two new vintage fairs in Lightwoods Park…
Sympathetic restoration work to a Grade II listed Sandwell house has been recognised in a building excellence award.
The Lightwoods House restoration scheme picked up the Best Public Building title in the West Midlands Building Excellence Awards.
The house and park have undergone a transformation under the £5.2 million Lightwoods Park and House restoration project, with £3.6 million secured from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG). As part of the project the Grade II listed house, built in 1791, has been lovingly restored back to its former glory and is now a high-quality venue for a wide range of community activities as well as public and private events.
Now there is a tea room, community rooms for training, classes and exhibitions, a children’s centre, a large function room for events such as wedding ceremonies, receptions and conferences as well as numerous office spaces to let.
The building’s many original features have been carefully restored by the contractors, Conservation Heritage Building & Conservation (Staffordshire) Ltd, working alongside architects from Sandwell Council’s Urban Design team.
Nominations for the prestigious awards are made by building control teams from councils across the West Midlands metropolitan region and were presented to winners at an event held at Birmingham’s ICC on 28th April.
This weekend there is a consultation event for young people who want to contribute ideas for how the skate park in Lightwoods Park can be improved.
A few years ago Warley Woods finished runner up in a popular online vote to name the best green flag park in the UK.
Well, it's voting time again. So get those computer mice, tablets or smart phones ready to take action. We would like you to vote for Warley Woods as your favourite park to help us try to get first place and become Britain's Favourite Park.
You just have to follow this link and then click the vote button and please share with your friends too.
The multi-million olympic park has won for the last two years and we think it is time the People's Park got a look in. People can vote online – there are qr code links on the noticeboards or they can come into the Shop at the Pavilion and vote on the laptop there. They have until the end of September to get as many votes as possible.
Please share with others in your e-mail address book
(Photo of Warley Wood sunset courtesy of the brilliant Simon Lea)
Julia Morris writes…
“I have a number of children’s jumpers, caps, drinking bottles/cups that were left at the park following events on the extension over the summer holiday. If you have lost any items please get in touch with me to claim your lost property”.
0121 569 4740