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Deepdene Trail - HLF Activity Plan

2014 - 2015

Development of Activity Plan for successful £1million second round HLF bid for Mole Valley District Council to fund the repair and restoration of the Hope Estate in Dorking.  The project included reinstatement of features in the once beautiful Italianate gardens including the Hope family mausoleum, a grotto and Embattled Tower.  The plan included outdoor activities to support the Council's wellbeing agenda, ideas to connect the estate to Dorking City Centre, exploration of a virtual recreation of the estate with Bath University, plus volunteer development.

More details on the Deepdene Trail can be found HERE

Deepdene, Hope Mausoleum

"Melita was amazing to work with and quickly grasped the intricacies of the project. She developed a fantastic plan which led to the project being awarded a million pound Heritage Lottery Grant this year. I can't recommend her highly enough!"

Alexander Bagnall, Mole Valley District Council

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