Stanney Fields Park will get a new lease of life

Stanney Field Park will look forward to new improvements in the new year (Pic: Cheshire Council)

Stanney Field Park will look forward to new improvements in the new year (Pic: Cheshire Council)

STANNEY Fields Park, Neston will undergo a programme of improvements in the New Year designed to benefit users of all ages.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have announced the start of the project to be on Thursday, January 2 and should last up to six weeks weather permitted.

The £75,000 project came alight with help from local residents getting involved developing ideas for improvement.

The Dell area of the park will see the tired old crazy-paving pathway being replaced with spray and chip croxten path as well as a small pedestrian bridge over a section of the brook.

Three new ramps and a grind rail will be installed in the popular wheels park and other improvements such as installation of seating, bins, picnic tables and soft landscaping works to make the area visually appealing.

Stanney Fields Park is a green flag site and these improvements will extend facilities to improve park users’ experience.

Councillor Andy Williams said: “I am delighted to announce that our park is to benefit from these much-needed improvements, which will extend the leisure provision for all users.

“The council consulted with local residents earlier in the year and the works we see now are a direct result of the community really getting involved in the development of this project.

“Local young people shared their views and I hope they are pleased with the improvements being made to the wheels park.”

Friends of Stanney Fields Park are delighted that funding has been awarded for the project.

Cheshire West and Chester Council and The Veolia Environmental Trust have both contributed funds.

Communities Fund Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, said: “We have awarded over £580,000 to community and environmental projects in Cheshire in the last five years and it is great to hear that this one will soon start.

“The improvements will make the park a pleasant and accessible place where the whole community can meet up, enjoy the outdoors, and relax or exercise. I look forward to seeing the completed results.”

Chester Intelligencer Reporter, Lisa Jones

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