A community group in Ramsgate is looking to residents to help them secure £50,000 of funding from the People’s Millions on 26 November.
The Friends of Ellington Park is looking to use funding from the People’s Millions to build a wildlife garden in the western corner of the park which will include a new pond as well as shrubs, benches and six sculptures. The garden will also include a number of bird and bat boxes which the group is confident will encourage new species into the park.
The Friends of Ellington Park are encouraging everyone who cares about Ramsgate and the park to vote for their project on 26 November. “It would be fantastic if we could get everyone in Thanet behind this project,” said Beverley. “Ten votes on the day will only cost £1, which is pretty good value for money when you’re talking about securing the future of Ramsgate’s most loved park!”
The wildlife garden will be up against another project in a televised vote on ITV Meridian East tomorrow, 26 November. Only the project which receives the most votes on the day will receive funding. The phone number for residents to call is0871 626 8862. Calls from a landline will cost 10p and residents can vote up to ten times from the same number.
To find out more about Ellington Park and how you can support the bid visit the Friends of Ellington Park website at www.friendsofellingtonpark.com
Many thanks to bob for sharing these historic photos of Ellington Park.