We can now see the Park as it will be – a green, green space, punctuated with crescents of evergreen and deciduous trees. It is a real surprise to people who don’t pass it every day – you see them turn a corner and just stop, amazed at the open view and the potential for pleasure.
There is little going on at the moment, the perimeter has been tidied and secured, awaiting the skate zone contractors.
The Council aim is to avoid that manicured, municipal look but many also wish to see some colour and shape beyond the two kinds of tree: diversity and surprise, and discussions are beginning on the potential. Let us know if you have thoughts – we’ve had the mass arrival of the Painted Lady – what else can we do to encourage wildlife to re-colonise the site?