Handsworth Park Environmental and Recreational Improvements

Closed 12 Feb 2021

Opened 1 Feb 2021

Overview

Funding from local development contributions (s106) is available to make improvements to Handsworth Park for the purposes of improving sport, play, recreation and public open space. 

Bob Churn, Head of Landscape and Development, gave a briefing on this opportunity at the second online Handsworth Ward meeting on 20th October, presenting 3 pieces of work in Handsworth Park which could be wholly or partly delivered by the funds.  A consultation, seeking views on the suggestions and alternative ideas within the limits of the spend criteria, was undertaken in the ward via the “Inside Handsworth” newsletter published on 22nd October 2020.

Following this, a further presentation was tabled at the online Handsworth Ward meetingon 26thJanuary 2021 outlining costs and offering two budgeted options for residents to choose from that could be implemented in the Spring, in anticipation of the possible easing of the current Covid19 restrictions .

We would like your comments on which option you would prefer.

Option 1 includes an Outdoor Gym Area near the Wellbeing Centre, and dredging, cleaning, and aeration of the upper pool.

Option 2 includes a simple static Mini Gym area near the Wellbeing Centre; dredging of the upper pool, tree and wildflower planting, and marginal planting.

 

Why we are consulting

We would like the views of the wider community and your opinions on the proposed works and possible future improvements

Areas

  • Handsworth
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • PERRY BARR

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Parks & Green Spaces