weather delays opening of new park in Burnham-On-Sea
major project to transform a former waste landfill site into a
new public park in Burnham-On-Sea has been completed - but the
opening has been delayed by wet weather.
first reported in
2009 that Sedgemoor District Council was spending £2.4m
on clearing up the site, north of Wallace Wells Road, to create
a new public space called Rosewood Green.
to construct the new park and children's playing area, pictured
right, was completed on schedule last week.
bosses had hoped to open the new facilities during the next few
days in readiness for the school half-term holidays.
council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Due
to the appalling wet weather, the ground conditions on the recently-laid
and turfed play area are currently waterlogged and any heavy use
would damage the grass before it has had time to establish."
works were completed last week on schedule, but Sedgemoor District
Council is being prudent as to when the park will be officially
forecast next week is for unsettled conditions with heavy rain
and the following week is also wet and windy."
"The site is being inspected on a regular basis to assess
the condition of the grass and as soon as there is a relatively
dry period, the new park will be opened."
the project, the contractors have imported new top soil to cover
the whole site, installed a network of new footpaths and cycleways,
installed seating and litter bins, lighting, seeded a mini football
pitch and lawn areas, planted shrubs and a wild flower
meadow and installed the new childrens play area.
Top, Cllr Bob Filmer, Doug Bamsey, Harley Cook and Cllr Jane Moreton
holding the plans for the new park; centre, the new children's
playing area; and, above, a map showing the park's location