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Family fun day to celebrate Gardens restoration
One of Cheltenham's best-loved parks is preparing to celebrate its £1.25 million restoration.
Montpellier Gardens has been transformed over the past twelve months and the public are invited to a free family-fun day on Saturday 9 June from 2pm. The event has jointly been organised by Cheltenham Borough Council and the Friends of Montpellier Gardens and Bandstand, who have raised and contributed funds.
Following a formal opening ceremony with the Mayor of Cheltenham, the Gardens will be filled with the sound of Cheltenham Silver Band, performing in the Bandstand.
There will be something for every age group with children's entertainment and face painting, as well as displays of the history of the Gardens and the restoration project.
The brand new children's play area will be unveiled alongside the Gardens Gallery in the Proscenium Building. The afternoon will also see a skateboarding demonstration in a new specially designed area.
Entertainment goes on until 9pm with live music by The Jazz Badgers and Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society performing songs from the musicals.
The restoration scheme was funded by Cheltenham Borough Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
: 01/05/2007 13:57:38
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