Historic splash boat returns to East Park

Hull’s historic splash boat has returned to East Park following a £250,000 refurbishment. The listed wicksteed splash boat is one of only three left in England and has been providing thrills to visitors for almost 100 years. Specialist amusement ride contractors John H Rundle Limited have spent time carrying out details design and restoration to the boat, chute and boathouse. Additional work has also taken place to fully automate the ride and installs pumps to…

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Hull named a Tree City of the World in global list
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Hull named a Tree City of the World in global list

Hull has been named a Tree City of the World – one of only 120 cities across the globe – for its commitment to urban forests. The Arbor Day Foundation has praised Hull and included the city in the prestigious list for its continued efforts to grow and maintain green spaces. Tree Cities of the World is a programme founded by The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to…

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Garlands galore with Bloomin’ Hull

Hull-based community group #WeMadeThis are pleased to announce the launch of Bloomin’ Hull, the postponed second edition of their city-wide flower garland trail on Saturday 22 August, when hundreds of handmade garlands will go up in 37 locations across the city to brighten up the cityscape. The trail was originally due to go live at the end of March, but then Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works. Miranda van Rossum, coordinator, says: “Of course…

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Overnight closures to resume for East Park pedestrian gates

 From Monday 14 September, overnight closures of East Park pedestrian gates will begin again. All 14 gates will begin to be closed from around 7pm and will reopen around 7.30am. Times will move with dawn and dusk and all times are advertised on each gate. Councillor Dave Craker, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said:“During lockdown gates remained open following Government advice to offer outdoor space for the public to exercise.“As the year has progressed…

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