Revamp to town

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

WESTON has undergone a revamp in several areas recently.

WESTON has undergone a revamp in several areas recently.

A number of projects to improve and enhance open spaces in town have been completed by North Somerset Council.

The ornamental pond at Clarence Park is undergoing refurbishment works to the pump system and infrastructure to improve water quality and allow for planting.

The £1,500 project involves draining the pond and moving the fish to another pond for safe keeping.

A scheme to improve the entrances to Summer Lane pond has just been completed.

The car park there has also been extended and there is new signage, which was produced in partnership with the Forest Of Avon at a cost of £8,000.

Significant landscaping works have recently been carried out at Byron Recreation Ground on the Bournville estate and a number of play items have been installed.

The council received nearly £40,000 towards the cost of the works from the Playbuilder project, a scheme funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and council officers worked closely with the South Ward Neighbourhood Partnership that led the work.

Over the past year the council has been working closely with Shrubbery Avenue Neighbourhood Group in Weston to implement a number of improvements to their park.

They included the creation of a pathway to provide an official link between two of the entrances, tree work to provide more light around the play area, the reseeding of barren patches within the park and the removal of redundant bollards, old signage and sign posts. Two signs are also being made that will welcome visitors to the site.

North Somerset Council deputy leader Councillor Elfan Ap Rees said: "These schemes are all good examples of where our officers work closely with communities to enhance their areas.

"Much of this work may go unnoticed by the majority of people, but it all contributes to making the district an even more pleasant place to live and visit. These projects also show the value of good communications between our officers on the ground and the community.

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