WORK can start on a park's new fountain thanks to a £100,000 pledge from Kirklees Council.
A support group, The Friends of Beaumont Park, has secured the cash over two years so work can start on creating a replica of what was once the Victorian park's proudest feature.
The fountain stood between the main entrance and the bandstand when the park was opened in 1883. It fell into disrepair and was removed.
John Ross, who has just completed a year working as the park's project officer, was delighted by the news.
"We could have spent £100,000 quite easily on a number of jobs that need doing in the park but we wanted to do something symbolic," said Mr Ross, who has been working with the group since it formed in 1998.
"Creating the fountain tells everybody we are moving forward."
A start date for the work had not yet been decided.
The park was given to the local people by Victorian benefactors and used to feature a castle tearoom, boating lake, bandstand and waterfalls. The Friends are keen to see it restored.
Mr Ross said the past year had been extremely successful for the Friends and the future was bright.