£350k park to open this month in Burnham-On-Sea
long-awaited new £350,000 park and play area in Burnham-On-Sea
this month after wet weather delayed the opening by five months.
to construct the new public park called
Rosewood Green, on the site of a former waste landfill
site north of Wallace Wells Road, was completed last October but
wet weather forced Sedgemoor District Council to delay its opening.
being dogged by many setbacks and lately the extremely wet autumn
and winter weather, we are delighted to announce that this long-awaited
public park will be officially opened on Thursday 21st March,"
Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun revealed to
Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
Cllr Gill Slocombe, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, will
lead the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10.30am.
"The park was completed in October 2012, but the ground conditions
on the recently laid and turfed play area have been waterlogged
and any heavy use would have damaged the grass before it had time
to establish," esplained Mrs Faun.
council has inspected the site on a regular basis to assess the
condition of grass and it is only now that it is dry enough for
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.
Sedgemoor District Council earmarked £350,000 towards the
project using Section 106 funding received from local property
Bob Filmer said this week: "It's great news that the park
is opening at long last after a project lasting several years."
Above, Cllr Bob Filmer, Doug Bamsey, Harley Cook and Cllr Jane
Moreton holding the plans for the new park; and, top and below,
the park this week with barriers still in place at its entrances