15th Oct, 2019

Have your say on how to improve Arrow Valley Country Park

Harry Leach 8th Oct, 2019

RESIDENTS are being asked to help draw up plans for a new play area in Arrow Valley Country Park.

Locals will be able to view draft designs for the new play equipment and area improvements online at https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/council/policy-and-strategy/consultations.aspx from Thursday, October 17.

There will also be two drop-in events at the Countryside Centre on October 18 and 19 from 11am to 3pm for residents to speak to Borough Council officers about the plans.

Section 106 monies, given to the council by developers to invest in the area’s infrastructure, is set to be used.

Portfolio-holder for leisure, Mike Rouse said: “Like many residents, I use the playground at the lake.

“My two girls enjoy it but I’m often hearing from fellow parents that it’s high time for an upgrade.

“It’s great that we have Section 106 monies to cover the costs, and we’re keen to maximise the opportunity here by engaging with local residents so we can share ideas.

“I particularly like the idea of carving a mini-amphitheatre so we can enable entertainment by the lake, but perhaps also a bit of parkour.

“It will be good to see what people think and what other ideas come forward.”

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