The Friends of Lydiard Park is an independent charity dedicated to supporting the conservation and continued enhancement of Lydiard House and Park.
Rev Canon Alastair Stevenson, recently appointed Chair of the Friends of Lydiard Park said
"The Friends of Lydiard Park championed the development of the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust and we are delighted that Swindon Council have chosen them to be the preferred bidder to take on Lydiard House and Park. We have been proud to support the Trust’s bid and to provide both advice and financial assistance at this critical time".
See the full statement from Lydiard Park Heritage Trust click here
It was announced on 7th March that the Swindon Borough Council bid assessment team have recommended to Cabinet that the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust becomes the preferred bidder for taking on the lease of Lydiard Park. As a result of this announcement the Lydiard Park HeritageTrust has issued the following press release:
The trustees of The Lydiard Park
Heritage Trust are delighted to see that
Swindon Borough Council cabinet members
have been recommended to give preferred
bidder status to our community backed
We have respected the Council's process throughout and recognise that the decision itself will be taken at the cabinet meeting next Wednesday, March 15th.
Dave Woods, presenter of The Weekend
WakeUp on Swindon 105 interviewed Mike
Bowden about the Lydiard Park Heritage
Click here to listen
to the broadcast of 11th March 2017.
The Lydiard Park Heritage Trust Chair, Mike Bowden said on 7th March “The Trustees continue to meet regularly to prepare for the next chapter for Lydiard House and Park. We are pleased to have convinced the bid assessment team as to the merits of our vision for Lydiard and we look forward to the cabinet meeting when the formal decision is to be made”.
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This year's AGM is to be on 6th May