March 23rd saw a halt to all improvement works in the Park areas.

FOIRP had made good progress during March in clearing the pathways and planning the new Signage and Entrances with the Council’s Parks Development Team. However, although the entrance work has mainly been completed there remains work to do to complete this, with the newly designed signage to follow. We continue to talk to the a council about when this work can be completed.

We are also keen to get on with renovating benches and bins and tidying flowerbeds and and pathways, so the Park areas look at their best. 

Additionally, we are planning new Wildflower areas for parts of the Park, and although some designated areas have been cut in preparation there has been no chance to plant additional wildflowers seeds yet.

However, having done a Risk Assessment of our Work Party arrangements and received the agreement of the Council and with the easing of the Lockdown,  we will now be seeking to continue our work in the Park and hope that some of the outstanding projects can be completed.

Our Work Parties Will recommence in the Parks on Tuesday Evening, 16th June and will continue every Saturday morning and Tuesdsy evening through the summer.