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Creating the Great Lines City Park

Date: 22/07/2008           Category: Medway Renaissance

The Chatham World Heritage steering group has submitted a bid to government for £2 million to develop the Great Lines City Park. If successful, work to create the world-class park would begin in October 2008. HTA Landscape Design will develop a masterplan for the Great Lines City Park during the summer. Their brief is to be inventive and sensitive with this magnificent opportunity. HTA want to talk with as many interested people as possible, to guide how best this money can be spent. There will be a public meeting at the Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham on Thursday, 7 August from 6pm to 8pm (registration from 5.15pm). Light refreshments will be provided, and there is free car parking on-site. This will be an opportunity to meet the HTA team, shape the vision and key priorities for the master plan, and influence the priorities for spending the money for the first stage of physical work. Everyone is welcome to come along and have a say about the future success of the project. World Heritage Site Project Manager Joanne Cable said: “”For too long now the open space and heritage assets of Great Lines have not been fully used or appreciated. Our World Heritage Site application targets a new future for the Great Lines. “This bid to government is a major step towards the revitalisation of a significant community and international asset. I hope to see a large number of people there on the night.” Attendance should be registered by Friday, 1 August, at chathamworldheritage@medway.gov.uk, or on 01634 331176.