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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Queens Park Tour

The first meeting of the Friends of Queens Park which has taken over from the Stakeholder took place on Tuesday night with a trip around the park to see the progress led by Ian Bright, from EBM consultants. A lot turned up despite the bad weather and darkness.

We were shown the new roadway being built by the lake as a temporary measure so heavy machinery can move about the park such as diggers and cranes.

A lot of work has been done on Burma Island and half of the island has been removed so it can be rebuilt. All the islands will need most of the surrounding brick work removed and rebuilt to prevent collapse

We were then shown Broad walk and the band stand. Most of the path is full of heavy machinery and work has been done on the main bridge which will span the valley to Coronation Walk. The heavy wooden bridge will be supported by a large arch and this time it will be level with steps on one side and a disabled ramp on the other so people can get to Coronation Walk. It will all be replanted.

Its hoped the new bridges will arrive in January- February and will then be put in place with huge cranes as the bridge will have to come in large pieces. It will be major work to get these cranes into confined spaces but it is all planned. The lake area should be open by March and the paths will be rebuilt as a temporary measure. In the future the paths will have to be closed so new ones can be built once all the work has been done. Its hoped the lake will have both boats and fishing once again. There is problem with having Carp in the lake but with a new filtering system its hoped this can be done

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Burma Island

Work on the lake has been mostly about Burma Island this week with the surrounding brickwork knocked down and the soil removed ready for a rebuild.

Half of the island has gone and will be replaced along with new brick work around the island. All the islands have to have the surrounding brickwork redone before they collapse into the lake

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Big stink at the Queens Park

There was a big stink at the Queens park today as all the flowers in the main drive were removed and tons of new soil and manure were delivered ready for next years growth. So we should have some good displays next year but in the mean time the park has some good healthy smells

Down at the lake work was being done on Burma Island and down by the sluice gates. Wrekins display boards were being removed at long last. So people can now go down to the park and see some action at last. Its been a frustrating time for all and tempers have frayed with no work since early this year. But at last we can see work being done. Check back for updates.

Finally dont forget the next meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Queens Park Cafe, Crewe for a walk around the park ALL welcome

Friday, October 9, 2009

Queens Park Work Started at Last

The work on the bandstand is progressing and as you can see they are working on the roof at the moment

Down on the lake after waiting for several weeks for the new contractor to start work this week we have seen some action. Until now most of the work has been moving offices and tools and surveying the lake. But this week we have seen diggers out and work on the small bridge near the sluice gates so it hoped there will be lots of action in the coming weeks and we will keep you up to date with any action as it happens. People have been frustrated by the delays but now hopefully its full steam ahead