Ellington Park scheme to be revealed

Thanet District Council and Friends of Ellington Park, with the kind support of Heritage Lottery Fund, are working to improve Ellington Park in Ramsgate.

Having consulted with park users and members of the public earlier in the year, it was clear that people wanted toilets; café facilities; an improved bandstand and live events. 98% of those asked agreed that the park does, or has the possibility to, enhance their lives and provide a sense of community.

A conceptual masterplan has now been developed to re-instate the Victorian gardens and landscaping, linking the new café building and toilets on the terrace to a refurbished bandstand. Recent additions of wildlife garden; cherry tree walk; miniature railway; children’s play area and volunteer’s hub will be updated and incorporated into the scheme.

Within the masterplan, there are different design proposals and the Ellington Park team would like to hear the public’s views on which ones to develop before submitting a planning application in late February 2018. There will be a series of drop in sessions where everyone is welcome to come along, meet the team, find out more and leave their views. 

  • 6 December    11 am – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm, St Lawrence Parish Hall, 33A High Street, Ramsgate, CT11 0QP
  • 10 December  11am – 5pm    Friends of Ellington Park Stall, Addington Street Christmas Fair
  • 11 December  11 am – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm, St Lawrence Parish Hall, 33A High Street, Ramsgate, CT11 0QP

Councillor Lin Fairbrass, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Environmental Services said:

“This is a vital part of our Heritage Lottery Fund Bid and we look forward to meeting with the local community to discuss the proposals. I would encourage anyone with an interest in the park to come along and see the plans. Members of the project team will also be on hand to answer your questions.”

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