Published: 22nd Jan 2019

West Norwood Cemetery in south London will receive £4.6m in National Lottery funding so that it can undergo vital restoration work. The investment, jointly awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, will save 16 of the cemetery’s listed monuments while also improving its habitat for London’s urban wildlife. Lambeth Council will contribute an additional £2m to the fund, bringing the total investment in the cemetery up to £6.7m. Work on the regeneration of the cemetery will start in April this year and will continue until 2024. CEO of the Heritage Lottery Fund Ros Kerslake said: ‘This National Lottery investment will safeguard West Norwood Cemetery’s significant heritage and transform what it can offer as a space for urban nature and wildlife. ‘Whilst its stories and monuments shine a light on the past, the cemetery’s worth as a community space means that it will play a valuable and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)