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4.5m grant set to restore park
Clissold House
The Grade II listed Clissold House will be restored to its former glory
An east London park is to be restored to its original 19th Century design with a 4.5m grant.

Clissold Park, in Hackney, will have its Grade II listed Clissold House restored, and improvements will be made to the landscape, paths, and gates.

The park was recently voted the "heart of Hackney" by residents.

The grant is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People programme to regenerate green spaces in England and Wales.

Work to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of the park will also be undertaken while other buildings in Clissold Park will also be refurbished and restored.

Hackney Council is investing 2.5m into the project to ensure it is carried out.

Local residents, schools, community organisations, and businesses were all involved in the development of the proposals and helped to shape the bid.

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