Lights illuminate lake in Raphael Park

PUBLISHED: 13:27 17 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:27 17 February 2015

Fountain in Raphael Park lake lit up

Fountain in Raphael Park lake lit up

Dara Khaled

The lake in green flag award winning Raphael Park has been beautifully illuminated, thanks to a grant from the Veolia North Thames Trust.

Cllr Wallace with the Friends of the Park next to the lake in Raphael ParkCllr Wallace with the Friends of the Park next to the lake in Raphael Park

The trust has awarded The Friends of Raphael and Lodge Farm Park £5,681 to install the LED lights in the park.

Julia Herold, chairwoman of the friends group, said: “I’m delighted that this project has resulted in a fantastic addition to the night-time vista of Raphael Park. Our group did the easy bit, making the funding application, but we would like to thank both VNNT, which funded the work, and Havering Council staff who helped to install the new lights. We hope it will provide pleasure to local residents and visitors to the park.”

Cllr Melvin Wallace, Havering Council’s cabinet member for culture and community engagement, joined the friends for the official switch on Thursday February 12.

He said: “The park is already very beautiful, and the new lights make it even more so. The friends group did really well to secure the funding, and I hope the local community enjoys it.”

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