Dudley Council has been successful in gaining £1.4 million National Lottery funding which will enable us to undertake important restoration and development work at Stevens Park Quarry Bank. The total project costs will be £1.8 million.
The funding, which has been awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, will be used to restore the footpaths, entrances, bandstand and peace gardens. We will also be restoring and extending Tintern House (formerly known as the White House) to create a community café and meeting room. We are working in partnership with the Emily Jordan Foundation, a charity working to support people with learning disabilities. The Emily Jordan Foundation will be developing horticultural training opportunities, and a bike recycling workshop as well as other opportunities to support people with learning disabilities to move closer towards work.
There will be a range of activities and events delivered from the park to make the area more attractive and vibrant. Stakeholders and members of the public have been involved in the ideas and proposals for the site. The Friends of Stevens Park Quarry Bank have been closely involved in the project since it began.