Victoria Park Heritage Lottery Update

The main phase of Victoria Park’s exciting heritage project is now complete and has seen some of the key features of the park transformed. Erewash Borough Council secured £740,800 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project, but work on the key features was delayed due to the costs having risen, meaning the council has had to work with HLF to revise minor elements and find extra money. Erewash Borough Council agreed that it should invest a further £20,000 into the heritage project at the Ilkeston park so that the restoration could take place. The key futures which have been transformed include:

  •     The restoration of the bowling green pavilion, to a include a new refreshment kiosk, toilet facilities and improved storage for bowlers
  •     New gates at the park’s two entrances on the corner of Drummond Road and Bristol Road and the corner of Manners Road and Bristol Road
  •     Specialist restoration of the bandstand, which will be completed off site
  •      A new timber pergola installed and refurbishment of the marble pillars
  •      Path improvements using resin bonded gravel to areas around the bandstand and entrance gates

As part of the project Community Ranger Debbie Stayte has been  apointed to delivera busy activity plan at the park. If you would like further information on thje project contact or would like to get involved contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can view some old images of the park here


About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.3bn across the UK. For further information visit  www.hlf.org.uk