Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) inform us that it has received a response from Heritage Lottery regarding the application for Heritage Grant Funding. Unfortunately, it was unsuccessful.
Clearly this is very disappointing news. However, the BRA Committee intends to explore with SDC the reasons for this, with the aim, if possible, of making another application, one that addresses whatever deficiencies were found in the original, and benefits from some fresh thinking.
While full restoration of the park & lakes is thus delayed, renovations on a more modest scale continue, with SDC repairing brickwork, adding waste bins and, shortly, to be replacing the broken fencing. Our Saturday work parties will recommence on 12 March, followed by 14 May, 9 July and 10 September. Do join us if you can, they clearly make a difference.