We are pleased to announce we have been given permission to work with Friends of Great Harwood Memorial Garden and Hyndburn Borough Council to try and attract investment into the Gardens. The work will focus on improving accessibility and the history of the memorial park and of the war memorial within the park as well as memories of local people of Great Harwood. The aim of the project is also to work with the Friends Group, Hyndburn Borough Council and the community to raise funds to improve the park. Specifically:

  • The garden area surrounding the war memorial. This might include an awareness raising project with local children and/or war histories of local families, repairs to boundary walls and features; repairs to the memorial itself and better sensory planting (low maintenance)
  • Increase colour in the park through low maintenance planting such as bulbs, wildflowers and shrubs; not flower beds
  • Woodland management and upgrading paths – improving accessibility
  • Upgrade/improve site boundaries
  • Assess possibility of bringing stone outbuilding into use as learning resource for kids and community
  • Increase footfall in the park with events and activity programme
  • Create opportunities to engage with local senior citizens centre and Townfield House
  • Interpret history of the park through activities, permanent displays and online material