Infrastructure improvements on the way for Redditch's Arrow Valley - The Redditch Standard

Infrastructure improvements on the way for Redditch's Arrow Valley

Redditch Editorial 27th Mar, 2024   0

IMPROVEMENT works at Arrow Valley Country Park will begin next month.

Three of the car parking areas will be undergoing infrastructure improvements from early April throughout May, in various stages.

As part of Redditch Borough Council’s improvement scheme, the car park off Battens Drive opposite Lidl and the car parks closest to the visitor centre and next to Stitch Meadow, will be extended.

From the end of April until early May, contractors will be working to widen areas of the connecting road between the car parks, as well as adding a lay-by to ease the flow of traffic.

The work will then continue throughout the latter part of May with the construction and relocation of the current entrance to the Battens Drive car park.

The entrance will no longer be opposite the access to the Lidl car park, but higher up to improve the flow of traffic into both the park and the supermarket car parks.

Alongside the larger civil works, there will also be improvements to the nearby pathways in the park and the creation of a children’s mini cycle track, where the table tennis tables are currently located, with plans to move these elsewhere.

Council portfolio holder for environmental services, Coun Brandon Clayton, said: “This is an incredibly popular location to access Arrow Valley, so we apologise for any inconvenience caused to visitors whilst the works take place.

“In the long run it will, however, benefit both park visitors and shoppers, improving the infrastructure, reducing traffic, and making the car parks fit for purpose, so that more people can access and enjoy our lovely park going forward.”

Council leader, Coun Matt Dormer, said: “This is yet another great example of how we are investing in Redditch to make it fit for the future.

“We are continuing to unlock our town’s potential and making significant improvements for the benefit of both residents and visitors.”

Visit or email [email protected] to contact the Parks Team.


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