TGP’s Newcastle Office is delighted to have helped Northumberland County Council secure £2.3 million of Lottery Funding for Hirst Park in Ashington, the local park where footballing legends Sir Bobby Charlton and Jack Charlton OBE began their illustrious careers before becoming 1966 World Cup Champions. Hirst Park was built in 1915 to provide much-needed green space for a rapidly expanding mining population. Now the project, led by Northumberland County Council, will enable it to continue its 100-year role at the heart of the community. As well as inspiring the next generation of footballers, people will benefit from a new horticultural training centre, water splash zone and performance space. A Growing Zone including therapeutic gardening will provide valuable wellbeing activities and contribute to the long-term maintenance of the park.