Bath residents can have their say on plans to secure a £2.7 million Heritage Lottery Fund to improve Sydney Gardens park area, including the renovation of the play area and the creation of a programme of events and activities.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is bidding for the lottery money to invest in Sydney Gardens, of Britain’s best remaining Georgian Pleasure Gardens. The Sydney Gardens Parks for People Project has already secured £270k from the Heritage Lottery and is now preparing a round two bid which will provide funds to improve the historic park. If successful, the money will also be used to restore historic buildings, invest in landscaping works and create new gardens.

The project will also celebrate the fascinating history of the gardens, with its Cosmorama, Labyrinth, Merlins Swing, concerts, public breakfasts, galas and illuminations.

People can drop into the consultation on Saturday 25 November from 11.30am – 4.30pm in the Gardener’s Lodge. The gardens are a short walk from the town centre behind the Holburne Museum, on Sydney Road.

The consultation is also online from November 25 via the Sydney Gardens website here.