The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

National Lottery Heritage Fund LoveParks Week

27 July 2021

This week the National Lottery Heritage Fund mark their LoveParks Week with a focus on the Lottery-funded transformation of Rectory Lane Cemetery.

In 2017 the Friends of St Peters received grants totalling £989,200 from The National Lottery through the Parks for People programme. This funding enabled a three-year transformational project to restore a neglected, overgrown Cemetery into a vibrant green space.

The goal of the Rectory Lane Cemetery project was to change perceptions of cemeteries as “dead spaces” and revitalise the many aspects of a cemetery:

  • a place of remembrance to commemorate the lives of loved ones
  • a heritage asset that celebrates the history of the town
  • a rich educational resource
  • a space for promoting health and wellbeing
  • a wildlife haven

Read more on the National Lottery Heritage Fund website

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