People are being offered a chance to play their part in preserving Victoria Park, the historic green haven in Portsmouth city centre.

By sponsoring a tile on a new community building in the park, they can help Portsmouth City Council maintain the area for future generations.

The tiles will go on the entrance to the building, which is part of a major project to restore and bring new life to the park, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project has been inspired by the original idea of the park as “the people’s park”.

Called the Green House, the building will be a focal point for an exciting programme of park activities.

For a minimum donation of £120 (including VAT), people can choose one of three tile designs and have their own inscription. A tile could mark an important birthday, wedding or anniversary; remember someone special, or promote an organisation or business.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Leader of the Council, with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “Victoria Park has a special place in the hearts of so many people, as part of the city’s heritage and as a beautiful place to relax in the centre of town. The project we’ve been working on, to restore and enhance the park, will soon be finished. We’re sure people will want to help us preserve the park for years to come, with this sponsorship opportunity.”

Find out more about sponsoring a tile, or call 023 9283 4092.

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