A SURVEY is asking Wyre Forest residents to share their thoughts on Brinton Park as part of a new council project to reinstate some of the park's heritage features.

The consultation, launched by Wyre Forest District Council, asks how people would like the Kidderminster park to change and what events they would like to see take place there.

It is hoped the 'Restoring Brinton Park' project will encourage more people to use the park and improve the facilities and activities on offer.

The project has received £217,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Funds, on top of £25,100 from the district council. The cash will be used to develop plans before the council submits a further application for funding to deliver the work in February 2020.

Some of the ideas for the park include a new cafe, extending the Sons of Rest Pavilion, improvements to the horticultural centre and reinstatement of the lake, as well as improved car parking and signage.

As well as the survey, an open public user group meeting is being held on Thursday, February 7 from 7pm to 8pm at the Sons of Rest pavilion in the park. Anyone can go along to hear more about the project.

Councillor Juliet Smith, cabinet member for culture, leisure and community protection said: “Please get involved with this project and help us develop our plans for Brinton Park.

"We need the community to have a voice and residents to tell us their views.

"It is really important for Heritage Lottery projects like this. Completing the survey and coming along to our user group meeting would be a great way to kick it off.”

The survey can be completed online at bit.ly/BrintonParkVisSurvey2019, or paper copies can be picked up and returned to Kidderminster Library and Wyre Forest Leisure Centre. The deadline is Friday, February 15.