Havering park set to receive £65,000 worth of improvements thanks to Veolia

11:37 17 August 2012

Bedfords Park in Havering-atte-Bower has been given a grant by Veolia Havering Riverside Trust

Bedfords Park in Havering-atte-Bower has been given a grant by Veolia Havering Riverside Trust


One of Havering’s historic parks is set to be given a huge boost thanks to waste firm Veolia.

Veolia Havering Riverside Trust (VHRT) has donated £65,500 to Bedfords Park in Havering-atte-Bower so that it can be enjoyed by more people.

Doug Benjafield, chairman of VHRT said: “We are really pleased to be once again supporting the work that is undertaken here at Bedfords Park.

“It is a well-loved, well-used family park with plenty to provide enjoyment. We hope that this latest project will increase that.”

The funds are going to be used to install a pathway between the car park and visitor centre, including links to specimen trees and the captive herd of red deer, and to create improvements to access for wheelchairs and pushchairs around the visitor centre.

It will also help to create more signs, artwork and sculptures to improve understanding of the park’s environment and wildlife.

Cllr Andrew Curtin, cabinet member for culture, towns and communities said: “We are really very grateful to receive this grant.

“Feedback from users and residents indicated that this programme of work would further increase enjoyment of this significant site of metropolitan importance for nature conservation.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest London news

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Dragos Moisica, 27, a Romanian national of High Street, Edgware, raped a girl on her 12th birthday at a hotel in Kenton (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

This man raped a vulnerable girl on her twelfth birthday. He groomed his child victim - he gave her presents, professed his love and finally lured her to a north London hotel for sex.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more
You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Read more

Latest Tech News