Coming soon to Pickering Lodge...
At the last committee meeting on 5th February, we were joined by Dave Rome from Trafford Council. He's the Greenspace Development Officer for the South of the borough. Dave presented some of the plans that Trafford Council have for regenerating the park over the coming months. Here are just a few to whet your appetite:
Both the older and younger children play areas will receive updates. The ageing playing surface will be replaced with grass matting, providing many years of easy maintenance. New play equipment will replace the older units too. Visibility will be improved around the younger children play area by replacing some of the hedging with new hoop-top fencing.
Green Lane entrance and fencing
The current 'chicken wire' fencing will be replaced along Green Lane, and a new official entrance to the park will be built here.
The wear and tear to the grass in this area is a problem, but the goals are popular with local children. The committee decided to keep the goals, but to investigate 'socketed' goals which could be moved every few months to aid regrowth of the grass. This is being trialled at Woodheys Park.
Looking at other funding sources, the Friends also discussed ideas such as a 'secret garden' and providing more benches.
We'll keep you posted in future newsletters of the progress of these exciting plans.