Last year we were proud to support Poole Park Life and the Borough of Poole, as the official media partner for their photomosaic art project in Poole Park.
The project took place in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Poole Park. Local residents were invited to upload a photo of themselves and their families in return for a small donation to the project. The thousands of photos were then collated to form the photomosaic art installation, which depicts the original 1890 map of the park when viewed from afar.
We provided the Borough of Poole with two tablet devices connected to Vodafone’s 4G high speed data network. These devices enabled volunteers to capture and upload images of visitors from anywhere in the park.
The project gave locals the chance to raise vital money to help restore the park to its original Victorian characteristics. For each £5 donated to the photo mosaic project, the Heritage Lottery Fund gave £50 to restoration work across the park. It was hoped that this fundraising project would take Poole Park a step closer to being awarded an overall HLF grant of £2.7 million towards further improvements.
The future of Poole Park
In July this year Poole Park Life were successful with their bid and received confirmation of £2.7 million of Heritage Lottery funding to help improve Poole Park. Delivery of the project started on 1st August and will run until 31st August 2021. The main tasks at present are fulfilling planning permission requirements and finalising work schedules for the improvements. The initial works to take place will involve improvements to the bridge over the sluice channel, scheduled for Spring 2018, and to the lagoon and freshwater lakes, which is likely to start in Autumn 2018.
For more information about the project visit: www.pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife