This week we marked the official opening of our brand new look, following our £2.9 million facelift, which has revolutionised the facilities at the park.
Our previous blog posts have revealed how the three-year programme of improvements has included building an iconic new restaurant elevated above the beach, known as The Lookout, improving toilets, paths, play equipment and parking arrangements, and working with volunteers to develop an exciting new Sensory Cottage Garden.
The occasion will be marked by the planting of a new Maritime Pine Tree by our funding partners, including County Councillors, a district councillor, a representative of the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as well as our local volunteers who have played a key role in this project.
Thank you to everyone who has already been to visit Lepe to see and experience the new facilities. The investment that has been made to transform the park will gradually allow Lepe to become financially self-sustaining - protecting the park for future generations. It has been an exciting but challenging journey to get where we are today we're very proud of what we have achieved.
We're pleased to also say that the new Sensory Cottage Garden, at Lepe Point, is now nearly complete. It was funded mainly by the Friends of Lepe who raised £12,000 themselves and successfully bid for funding to complete the scheme. They’ve done a fantastic job! The garden is accessible for disabled people, and provides a rich source of interest for schools and community organisations, with features including a bug hotel, a pond and water feature, bog garden, a wildflower garden and a pagoda for climbing plants – all built and maintained by the hard-working volunteer group. We urge you all to go and have a look at this wonderful new feature.
And last but by no means least, a big thank you to you for reading our blog – we hope you have enjoyed following us on this exciting journey so far. We’ll be continuing to post updates on our projects and improvements, so stay tuned!