St Thomas Peace Garden Improvements Oct19

Closed 1 Nov 2019

Opened 14 Oct 2019

Feedback Updated 5 Nov 2019

We Asked

Do you support the Proposals?

Do you have other thoughts for improving and managing the park in future?

You Said

100% of people supported the Proposals

Park should be better lit, improved accesses; and with more events, and activities, coffee van to draw people in, and make the park feel safer.  Ideas included art pop ups, Chelsea display site, tai chi, part of City centre trail, yoga, CBSO concerts.  

One person wanted to get involved in the Park User Group

There were many comments about the ongoing Anti Social Behaviour, and one comment that the black railings were intimidating.

 

We Did

Lighting to the park has been improved now already. Some repairs to  colonnade floodlights are ongoing.

The first Park User Group has met and reviewed consultation and proposals; and includes local people keen to help improve the space.

Other Phase 1 improvements will now proceed to delivery to improve attractiveness, access, and safety of the Park. The CCTV scheme is still at feasibility stage.  Use of the Park for other events / displays will be encouraged amongst different Council departments.

Overview

Funding has been made available to carry out some improvements to St Thomas Peace Gardens.  These will form the first phase of proposed improvements and future phases will be determined based on the consultation results and funding available. 

A PARK PLAN Vision Sheet has been drawn up and we would like your comments on it. 

The proposed Phase 1 works include Items 1-5 and 8 on the attached Plan: repairs to steps, and drains; installing trip rail to prevent unauthorised parking; CCTV coverage of site; LED bulbs to park lights; repainting of the artist-designed Peace Gardens metalwork; new specimen trees to improve views; and trialling regular Park User Meet Ups with a representative range of park users to facilitate enjoyment of this important City Centre public open space by all. These works will improve the general amenity of the park for residents, students, City Centre workers, and tourists; stop unauthorised parking; and improve energy efficiency of the park lights. Please see attached plans for more information.

Why We Are Consulting

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

What Happens Next

Results of this consultation will be used to inform and shape the first phase and future phases of the Project going forward.

Areas

  • CITY CENTRE
  • LADYWOOD

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Parks & Green Spaces