Cascade

UPDATE ON OUR HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND (HLF) BID  FOR THE ROOKERY CASCADE AND ROCK GARDEN - August 2017

Unfortunately we have been unsuccessful in our Heritage Lottery Fund bid to renovate the cascade and restore the Rock Garden.  The cascade, built in 1912, needs to be repaired and brought up to modern environmental standards.  It is essential to the character of the Rookery and its Grade II listed status.  The money from the bid would have renovated and repaired the cascade, combined with a sustainable planting plan influenced by the original Edwardian planting styles for alpine rock gardens incorporating Asiatic exotics and water plants.

Thank you to everyone who supported us and signed the petition.  In feedback from the Heritage Lottery Fund,  they said our bid was well planned and thorough, but given the high demand for the funds, lost out to other bids that had a more varied programme of engagement activities.  i.e. there’s only so much money to go round and this time we didn’t get it.

We are currently looking into other ways to fund repairs and renovations, and are planning to start some work this year with any funds we currently have to try to get the cascade working again in some fashion.

We’d like to thank everyone who supported us including those who signed the petition, and especially all those who helped put the bid together, led by Barbara Wright.

 

SUPPORT OUR HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND (HLF) BID  FOR THE ROOKERY CASCADE AND ROCK GARDEN

The cascade, built in 1912, needs to be repaired and brought up to modern environmental standards.  It is essential to the character of the Rookery and its Grade II listed status.  Please show your support for our bid.

The plans incorporating the HLF bid will conserve the best of the past combined with a sustainable planting plan influenced by the original Edwardian planting styles for alpine rock gardens incorporating Asiatic exotics and water plants.

Stage 1 has already been submitted and Stage 2 is being prepared. Now we need your support to help make our bid successful.

By signing this petition, you demonstrate your support for the bid to the HLF so that the Rookery Cascade can flow again, the Rock Garden can be replanted and more people and children can enjoy our lovely garden.

Click on the link below to sign the petition.

https://www.change.org/p/admin-sccoop-org-uk-support-sccoop-s-hlf-bid-to...