Thanks to a grant from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, the aviaries in Pittville Park are being refurbished. The work will include replacing all the mesh, repairing and repainting the metal work, repairing all the timber structures, improving the facilities for the animals and making the aviaries more educational and interactive for members of the public.
This is part of the Pittville Play Area project to create an exceptional play area for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Friends of Pittville have been working to raise the funds to support the project and were successful in obtaining a grant of £25,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust to renovate the aviaries. GET provides grants from funds generated by the Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire, its people and its environment.
The present aviaries were established in 1936, but have not been substantially repaired since then. They are a much-loved feature of the park, so an important part of the play area project was to renovate them so they can provide enjoyment for many years to come. The animals have been temporarily rehomed and the work, which will take approximately ten weeks, is about to start.
GET was also a generous donor for the Pittville Gates Restoration Project.