Clumber Bridge Vandalism/Restoration
As you may be aware, in early March, the stunning ornamental bridge at Clumber Park was subject to an act of extreme intentional vandalism. Since the incident came to light, the public response has been absolutely phenomenal. We have been overwhelmed with support, love and offers of help from our local community and supporters, and from everyone here at Clumber Park, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation.
We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the hard work of many, the bridge has now reopened to pedestrians and cyclists.
Be in no doubt that we will not let the vandals win the day. We are already planning how to rescue stonework from the lake, and we have had stonemasons from Hardwick Hall on site to support the property team.
Our specialist team is assessing the extent of the damage and the cost of the repair and restoration work that will be required, but we anticipate that this will be in the hundreds of thousands of pounds. We are extremely grateful to the local fundraisers who have responded since the incident. As a charity we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the special places in our care. We are, of course, working with our insurers to assess the situation with regards to the bridge damage, but if you would like to support our wider conservation work, you can make a donation at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/appeal/support-clumber-park
Thank you again, from everyone at Clumber Park.