Update on improvements to Derby Parks

November 15, 2017 12:22 PM
Councillors Lucy Care and Mike Carr in Millennium Wood where improvements for people and wildlife are planned

Councillors Lucy Care and Mike Carr in Millennium Wood where improvements for people and wildlife are planned.

The Council has started work to improve local parks, paid for with money from the developers who built Heatherton. Local councillors worked with Friends of Littleover Parks to agree several projects:

Millennium Wood: Plans are being drawn for the middle section of this area, currently grass with a hedgerow. The hedge will be traditionally laid, a pond dug and new trees planted.

Haven Baulk Lane Rec: This is to have some new play equipment for older children.

Extend path: The Council has begun legal work to allow the path from Millennium Wood to be extended along the Prize Farm access drive to Oaklands Avenue.

Sunnydale Park: The path through the wood in the centre is to be resurfaced, maybe by the end of 2017. Works nearer the pond are being co-ordinated with flood prevention work still to be agreed.

Clemson's Park: Several trees are to be added to the arboretum area, the first this winter. If you'd like to sponsor tree planting (or anything else), please get in touch with one of the councillors.

Heatherton Pond: Platforms for pond dipping and disabled anglers will be added and also a small car park. Current plans are for the car park to go on the grassed area near the brook using the existing vehicle access. 100 metres of hedge would be removed. New hedge would be replanted on the other side of the pond. How else might parking be provided? Please share your views.