Vine Street Park gets official launch
Over 200 local people attended the ‘Vine Street Park’ official launch on Sunday 8 JulyÂ to celebrate the project’sÂ successÂ in the Abbey Hey community.
During the last two years â€˜Residents of Gordon Street and Friends of Vine Street Parkâ€™ have worked closely with Adactus Housing Association, Manchester City Council and Groundwork to turn their ideas into a reality.Â The launch event took place to celebrate the recent completion of the Vine Street Park improvements thanks to Â£50,000 funding secured from The Big Lotteryâ€™s Community Spaces.Â The launch was officially opened by Gerald Kaufman MP who thanked everyone involved in the projectâ€™s success.
Gerald Kaufman said â€™The cutting of the red, white and blue ribbon is to highlight the recent improvements to Vine Street Park which has created a fantastic park facility for all our residents to enjoy.Â These improvements include the fruit orchard, the wild flower meadow, the central amphitheatre and the new feature archway designed by one of our young former pupils of Wright Robinson High School, Mr Rajmund Zutonskiâ€™.
Rajmund Zatonski said â€˜I was really happy to be involved in designing the archway entrance to Vine Street Park, it has been a really exciting project and will hopefully lead to further opportunities in the futureâ€™
Anne Corrigan, Neighbourhood Development Officer for Adactus Housing Association said â€˜The launch event has been a fantastic day and a true reflection of all the hard work put in by the group.Â Everyone came together to celebrate their achievements and introduce this fantastic resource to the local community.â€™
Marie Brinicombe, Chair of Residents of Gordon Street and Friends of Vine Street Park said â€˜The group are really pleased with the park improvements and hope the park will give local people pleasure for many years to comeâ€™.
The group has now secured further funding via a Community Spaces Sustainability Grant.Â The funding will provide a series of outdoor activities at Vine Street Park during the summer with further events planned over the forthcoming months.
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