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Have your say on Meadow Park plans

Last Modified December 05, 2017
 
Residents in Borehamwood are being encouraged to voice their opinions about a new space themed play area planned for the town. 

Hertsmere Borough Council is inviting residents and local people to have their say on proposals for Meadow Park. 

Steve Burton, Head of Street Scene who is leading on the project, said: “Meadow Park is a key open space in the heart of Borehamwood and these improvements will create a great place for families to visit to entertain their children, without having to spend anything. I am sure the new play area will be welcomed by many local people. 

“I believe it’s so important to hear from local people about the proposals to ensure our plans meet their needs.

“Our proposals aim to improve the existing play area, keep the weekend football provision, but to also create a new interesting play space with emphasis on sports, fitness and play activities.” 

At the centre of the new play area is the ‘Planet Meadow Space Ship’ which stands nearly 8m tall, alongside a social group swing, double cableway, rope swing, bridge and spinning items. There will also be a trampoline trail, with a ground level trampoline accessible for wheelchair users. 

“The aim is to provide interesting equipment for toddlers, whilst being inclusive for all abilities, as well as sparking their imagination to encourage physical and social play,” added Steve. 

As well as upgrading the play area and building a new facility, the proposed plans also include creating new paths connecting all the main entrances, a tree-lined greenway across the park, glow in the dark path surface to aid usability and another CCTV camera. 

The council is working with the bowls club to ensure there remains bowling provision in the area. 

The initial phase, to be completed in summer 2018, would include improvements to the play facilities, new footpaths, entrance barriers to prevent unauthorised vehicle access, landscaping and tree planting. 

The second phase would include installing an outdoor fitness zone, an additional free to use sports court, more interactive equipment and additional landscaping. We are hoping for Leecliffe Big Local's involvement to include a BMX track and community garden. 

The final phase would see entrance improvements, a café, parking, public toilets and signage. 

Work is hoped to be completed by summer 2019. 

If you have any comments on the proposals, please email parks.consultation@hertsmere.gov.uk by Monday 11 December.
Posted on Monday 4th December 2017
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