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£5 million investment for London parks

West Hackney Recreation Ground is on the site of a former burial ground. Credit: Barker Langham

Four parks across the capital are celebrating today thanks to a funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

The cash will help local authorities regenerate some of London’s most dilapidated but popular inner city open spaces: West Hackney Recreation Ground (£690,700), Alexandra Road Park in Camden (£1.5m), Eastcote House Gardens in Hillingdon (£1.3m) and Langton Gardens in Hornchurch (£1.9m).

The awards have been made under the Parks for People programme using Lottery funds to support the regeneration, conservation and increased enjoyment of public parks - aiming to improve the local environment and put parks back at the heart of community life.