Public invited to grand unveiling at Bidbury Mead

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FOUR years after the plans were set in motion park renovations are to be officially unveiled.

The Bidbury Mead Friends have worked to transform the entrance into the historic park which links the busy Hulbert Road junction to Old Bedhampton.

They managed to secure funding from Havant Borough Council and went on to win a National Lottery community grant of close to £50,000 enabling them to carry out major improvements.

The footpath has been renewed, the vintage railings have been refurbished as has the lighting column while two new ones have been added.

The bowling club fence has been renewed and the entrance has a new mosaic pavement feature and an oak and stainless steel twin-sided welcome sign.

The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Ken Smith, will unveil the new interpretation board in the park at 11am on November 5.

Project manager Ron Tate said: ‘I’m extremely pleased with the outcome. The entrance is a focal point of Bedhampton village, just next to the Hulbert Road junction which has also been upgraded by Hampshire County Council. I hope people come along to see the changes.’