The Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism Councillor Dave Fitzpatrick said, "The improvements will provide a boost to tourism. We are not only making a considerable investment into upgrading the Gardens but we're offering a marvellous chance for these adults. We have been delighted at the success of the Upsall Cottage cafe and are absolutely convinced that the skills of these adults will be able to be transferred to another environment."
Other work in the Gardens will refurbish the Albert Memorial, a Grade II listed building, on the beckside below the bandstand. The 1867 structure, a memorial to Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert, will be treated with anti-vandal paint and be restored to its original paintwork. Plans also include the installation of a new fountain on the beckside and new seating around the feature