Portfolio- Burslem Park

Burslem Park


CFP were appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to produce a comprehensive project evaluation report that was focused on, but not exclusively restricted to, the 5 outcomes of the Parks for People programme. CFP also produced a 4 page executive summary which has been used by the council to design and publish a ‘glossy’ project summary as a promotional tool for distribution to councillors, park visitors, local community members, and other interested parties

Our Role

CFP analysed, reviewed and summarised the main results of all baseline and monitoring data gathered for the project by the Council; lead and facilitated a series of focused discussion groups with key stakeholders and gathered, analysed and summarised appropriate evidence about the wider regeneration and economic benefits of the project in the local area.

CFP worked to reflect on the project as a ‘story’ with a narrative description that celebrates what had been achieved, and the impact the project has had on the park as a heritage asset, its visitors, volunteers, the local and wider community, and the Council.

Outcomes and Results

The evaluation found:

  • Local people use the park more, and are more appreciative of its heritage value.
  • Volunteers now give for more time than previously to the Park.
  • The project team has secured additional resources to the project beyond what was required by HLF as match-funding.
  • The success of the Burslem Park project spawned a HLF Parks for People bid for Hanley Park in 2012. It secured £4.9m of funding.
For more of our work on monitoring and evaluation please follow the link.

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