New gates open the way to Broxtowe park improvements

Cutting the red ribbon on new green gates recently marked the first phase of improvements to 45ha Broxtowe Country Park in Nottingham.

Broxtowe County Park redevelopment opens: image: Broxtowe County Park
Broxtowe County Park redevelopment opens: image: Broxtowe County Park

Around £110,000 of council funding went on the first phase of works, which centred on improvements to entrances to the park and to footpaths.

Local pupils worked with sculptors, metal fabricators from Campbell Engineering & Design and council designers to produced metalwork.

Perimeter fencing to neighbouring allotments was also tidied up while the council worked with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to plant a new wildlife hedgerow.

Other improvements included a new footpath to an adventure playground, extra footpaths and improved lighting to ensure more safety.

Overgrown plants were cut back and new trees planted. Meanwhile contractors installed litter and dog waste bins and motorcycle restrictive barriers.

Councillor Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham City Council, said: "We hope this investment is the start of a series of improvements to the park."

Robert Woodhead carried out the works with overall design and project management by the council. Next phase includes a new cycle and facilities for young people.


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