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Friends of Christchurch Park need your votes to secure grant for new fountain

PUBLISHED: 12:48 16 November 2017

A fountain is being planned for the Christchurch Park pond in Ipswich.  Picture: IWITNESS/ANDREW MUTIMER

A fountain is being planned for the Christchurch Park pond in Ipswich. Picture: IWITNESS/ANDREW MUTIMER

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The Friends of Christchurch Park is calling on the community to support its bid for a new fountain by voting in an online funding scheme.

The Friends’ project to install a fountain in the middle of the park’s large pond to help restore the pond has been accepted for the Aviva Community Fund, and needs your votes to secure a grant.

So far the group has raised £1,000 towards the £8,000 project, with Ipswich Borough Council understood to have pledged around half.

Success with an Aviva grant would enable it to raise the remaining £3,000 needed to make the fountain a reality.

The project said: “There have been a number of comments on the FOCP Facebook page remarking about the poor state of the pond and as a focal point of the lower part of the park it presents a sorry appearance.

“The provision of a fountain would bring it back to life literally.”

To cast your vote, visit the website here.

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