Brooklands Park - time to have your say on blueprint for future
Released: Friday, 19 January 2018
We're committed to reviving one of our landmark green spaces but we need your help.
That was the message from Worthing Borough Council as the next stage of the plan to restore and revitalise Brooklands Park was announced.
With work to drain and re-landscape the lake in full swing, the Council has now employed landscape architectural consultants Chris Blandford Associates to produce a masterplan for the entire landmark park.
But crucially the Council wants to hear from residents about what they think of the park and what they would like to see there.
A new survey published on the Council's website (see link below) gives residents a chance to have their say.
Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Diane Guest, said:
“We have committed to making Brooklands Park a destination that we can all be proud of again and that is shown in the fantastic work going on with the lake.”
“But we don't just want to stop there. It's a great chance to come up with an overall plan for the park to make it a must-visit location in Worthing.”
“The views of residents are crucial in this so I would urge you all to take a little time to fill in the survey to have your say. I commit to reading all your views.”
The purpose of the masterplan will be to inspire and guide the future regeneration of the Park.
The consultants will look at the history of the park, what the park is like today and its place within Worthing - its assets, constraints and opportunities for improvement - and will put forward a number of options for the future of the park.
Proposals for the park will be supported by an analysis of the potential market for investors/providers and a commercial appraisal of the emerging options and final masterplan.
The lake is currently being dredged of silt that has built up for about 20 years, and new islands and banks created to encourage biodiversity. That work, being undertaken by Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Limited, is expected to be finished in the Spring.
Meanwhile a meeting of the Friends of Brooklands last Tuesday to hear the latest developments attracted almost 50 people. The Friends group will be closely involved in the project to revitalise the popular landmark.
Sorry - the survey closed on Monday 5th February 2018 - thank you to all who completed the survey
Photo: Work on the lake at Brooklands Park being undertaken by Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Limited
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