A fantastic new playground has been delivered to Horfield – local Cllr Cheryl Ann shares with us her delight!

Horfield’s latest park is proudly situated opposite our Leisure Centre outside the Territorial Army Centre.

Long awaited as finance was awarded back in 2009; location, anti social behaviour, water pipes, resident concerns and group objections all played their part in whether our children would ever see the benefit of the investment they deserved.

The status of the land, drainage, an agreement to re route the water pipes, passive surveillance, individual equipment choice, value for money, dog free fencing and repeated consultations eventually triumphed into the all clear and the first cut defining Horfield’s success.

The design, which we insisted be chosen by local school children has excelled in its attraction.  I have received emails from patients to the Hospital, bus passengers, local residents and grandparents alike expressing their delight and surprise at the layout that has been delivered.

Bristol City Council used their in house Landscape Team for the build who I feel should be congratulated.  I am personally delighted to see families playing and exploring together.  Hearts and lungs working together and my community uniting and sharing their latest acquisition. 

This is the third park I have had the pleasure to work on and deliver in Horfield.  Attention now turns to Monks Park Open Space whilst continuing as Horfield’s representative to support Bishopston’s plans for Kellaway Avenue and The Ardagh in future.

Cheryl.ann@bristol.gov.uk  www.cherylann.mycouncillor.org.uk  Facebook:  Horfield News.

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