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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Queens Park Refurbishment is motoring ahead

The viewing area by the lake is now finished as you can see in the above photo, and the landing stage is nearly complete and should be finished next week.

Queens Park Refurbishment is motoring ahead with Playground works commencing as from the middle of next week with initial site preliminary works. Contractors are Country Landscapes, who are installing equipment from the Wickstead range. The range of equipment has been selected given aspirations from Sir William Stanier School at Coppenhall, students have been working closely with Cheshire East Council to ensure younger visitors get a playground which will provide much play satisfaction. They were also keen to ensure the range was inclusive for those with mobility difficulties and also sensory equipment, plus their 'wish list' included equipment to appeal to all ages. Their consultation included liaison with their Feeder Schools so it our represented youth talking to other young people, ultimately driving the final design and selection. The inclusive element has also received a financial 'boost' from fundraising done by ex The Worshipful the Mayor Councillor S Roberts. It is envisaged the playground will be completed by the end of August although an earlier date is hoped to be achieved.

Progress regarding the filling of Queens Park Lake. Some birds can be seen to be nesting on the bed of the lake at this time, these will need to hatch whilst final preparation works continue to enable this to happen. There is also some debris causing a blockage from the Valley Brook following dumping into the Brook waters which are being cleared. It is likely water filling will commence towards the middle/end of this month. The initial filling of waters will need to be gradual and monitored to ensure there is no leakage or other problems.

Finally, the Building Contractor - Tolent who did the park bridges - take possession of the buildings this week. Works to the Cafeteria will commence the second week of June, with temporary catering facilities provided at weekends and school holidays. Works to the Games Pavilion commence the week following, again temporary facilities will be provided for Bowlers and other users.

All of these imminent elements will be vast move forward in her refurbishment programme.

Exciting plans for the play area

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