This project is now pretty much done and dusted. The final significant development was the construction of the timber pagoda. This work was done by Tree Pirates and was completed at the end of February. We used Tree Pirates because their work is original with no two structures being alike – very different from the “off the peg” shelters which most companies provide. The feedback we have had so far has been very positive with everyone who has spoken to us saying it is a real enhancement to the park.
The multi-use games area is now open for public use. The school have exclusive use of the MUGA during the school day but the rest of the time it can be used by anyone. It will be open from 9am to 6pm from October to March and 9am to 9pm from 1 April to 30 September. Clubs and groups will be able to book the MUGA for exclusive use at a cost of £15 per hour by contacting the Town Hall.
All that is left to do now is to provide a wheelchair ramp into the pagoda, install a couple of benches and provide an interpretation board that will list those bodies and individuals who have made this project happen.
There will be an official opening on Saturday 16 May which will take the form of a family fun day. It will also give us the opportunity to formally thank all those who have contributed finance to the project. More news on that nearer the time.