1) The Friends of Holmebrook Valley Park, working in partnership with the Borough Council, planned an ambitious project. This is near the Pavilion and was to create a safe walkway from the play area to the café avoiding the busy car park. A new larger sensory garden, with better wheelchair and mobility scooter access, was to be incorporated into this walkway. The walkway was to have small trees and colourful planting leading to an enlarged terraced area at the side of the pavilion by the café allowing for better disabled access and more user friendly tables. It was proposed that the terrace would have a windbreak and seating to extend around the east side of the cafe where it is more sheltered.
Unfortunately we haven’t been able to secure the £75000 needed to complete this project.
We did obtain £8000 from the Tesco ‘bags for life’ initiative. So we are now planning a more modest project. We are to remove the old Sensory Garden and replace it with seating and some small raised beds for planting. The outside Terrace area at the café to have new furniture and the existing flagstones to be pressure sprayed. The large retaining wall to be cleaned and painted.
The project using the Tesco grant of £8000 has now been completed. The work started on 27th April 2017 and was completed on 31st July 2017.
For 2018 we have decided to have the litter picks every two months starting on Saturday 3rd March 2018 and then 5th May, 7th July, 1st September, and last one 3rd November. These will be promoted on this website and on posters around the park.
We are currently in the process of obtaining funding for a wild life site to be located on the north east of the park on the edge of the paddock.