Silloth Green in Cumbria opened after revamp
- 20 May 2012
- From the section Cumbria
A Cumbrian green has been officially opened after more than £1m was spent on transforming it.
The Silloth Green project has given the area, which is a focal point for the town, a facelift and includes restoring the Pagoda and creating an events area.
It received £1.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £100,000 from the Rural Development Programme for England.
Crowds of people were at the reopening, which came after a 10-year project.
Other elements of the revamp have been the Edwardian toilets, which were derelict, an adventure play area, improved lighting and new park furniture.
The funding also paid for a community engagement officer who will work to promote the green as a valuable resource for people in the town.
Cumbria County Council cabinet member for economic development and Silloth deputy mayor, Tony Markley, said: "The Green is a hugely popular focal point of Silloth, we really are blessed to have such a wonderful area, so for it to receive a facelift such as this is a huge boost for the community.
"I am confident that the new look Green will attract even more visitors to our coastal town."