WORK IS under way on a series of improvements at Malvern’s Priory Park.
It has started with the shelters by the pond being repaired and redecorated – they will be out of use for the next four weeks.
Early in June, work will then progress to resurfacing the paths and other decorations and repairs.
During the summer the park railings will also get a fresh coat of paint and new welcome boards will be installed.
From mid-July work is planned on the upper pond to repair the leak which is preventing the water in the pond rising to a high enough level to feed the waterfall that flows to the lower pond. The pond will be drained and desilted and when completed the flow of the waterfall will help to improve water quality.
Then later on in the year the play area will be replaced. A design is being finalised and more details will be shared soon.
Four recycling bins have already been installed around the park to help residents reduce their waste and wildflowers including cowslips and wild daffodils have been planted to improve biodiversity.
It is all part of the Natural Networks Programme run by Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.
Coun Peter Whatley, Portfolio Holder for Resources on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “This work Is part of our
Five Year Plan commitment to making the most of our environment.
“We know how valued Priory Park is by our residents and these improvements will make it an even better place to spend time and enjoy being outdoors.
“We’re also looking forward to sharing our plans with people for the play area and to work getting started later this year.”
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