Improvement projects in North Somerset parks


Improvement works at a number of parks in North Somerset are due to be carried out this summer.

Twelve projects, ranging from replacing children’s play equipment to repairing paths, have been identified by North Somerset Council.

It follows the award of a £37,118 grant to the council by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to support “urgent” works in parks.

The projects are:

Clevedon

  • Cherry Avenue – add one piece of play equipment

Nailsea

  • Millennium Park – replace zip wire in play area
  • Trendlewood Park – add one piece of play equipment

Portishead

  • Nightingale Rise – replace multi-climb unit
  • Merlin Park – upgrade skate park

Weston-super-Mare

  • Grove Park – provide new recycling bins and repair paths
  • Clarence Park – repair boundary walls
  • Oldmixon Rec – provide football facilities for women
  • Ashcombe Park – remove trees that are undermining boundary walls
  • Prince Consort Gardens – repair path by Victorian shelter and upgrade electric supply

“This funding is particularly welcome as ongoing budget cuts have meant that little significant investment has been made in North Somerset’s parks in the last few years,” said Cllr Caritas Charles, the council’s executive member for parks and green spaces.

“We are targeting funds where there is an immediate need. The grant gives us a much-needed opportunity to replace decommissioned play equipment that has been removed for safety purposes and to repair old or damaged infrastructure.”