Neston park's revamp completed

Wirral Globe: Mary Lavery, Scott Mealor, Councillor Louise Gittins, Elaine Grant, Harry Bladen, Maria Cade, (The Veolia Environmental Trust) Denise Heayns, Susan Davies, Verna Ainsworth and Brian Davies. Mary Lavery, Scott Mealor, Councillor Louise Gittins, Elaine Grant, Harry Bladen, Maria Cade, (The Veolia Environmental Trust) Denise Heayns, Susan Davies, Verna Ainsworth and Brian Davies.

IMPROVEMENT work on Stanney Fields Park in Neston has been completed in time for summer.

Three new ramps and a grind rail for the popular wheelspark have been added, as part of the £80,000 project.

To complete the project a graffiti street art project was undertaken, involving local young people in creating a design for the new ramps, led by a professional artist.

The Dell area of the park had been under-utilised in the past and was in need of improvement. Its tired old crazy-paving pathway has been replaced with a spray and chip croxten path and a small pedestrian bridge over a section of the brook.

Other improvements include installation of seating, bins and soft landscaping to make the area more appealing for park users.

Councillor Andy Williams said: "The council consulted with local residents last year and the improvements we see now are a direct result of the community really getting involved in the development of this project.

"Repairs to sandstone walls and the bridge, planting and the installation of seating will ensure people can linger and enjoy the Dell for many years to come. I am delighted with the end results."

Stanney Fields Park is a green flag site and the improvements will help to improve and extend the facilities and park user experience.

The Friends of Stanney Fields Park have been involved in the project and delighted that funding has been found.

The scheme was funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, Plus Dane Housing and Veolia Environmental Trust, who awarded a grant of £25,000 through the Landfill Communities Fund.

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