Frecheville Pond & Park Proposals

Closes 24 Aug 2022

Opened 20 Jul 2022

Feedback expected 21 Sep 2022


Parks and Countryside Services have received Public Health funding to make improvements to sites across the city that will benefit people's health and wellbeing.  As part of this, Frecheville Pond & Park has been allocated funding which will be used alongside other funds to help deliver some improvements.

The proposals are to bring the two disused and inaccessible sports courts back into public use and rejuvenate the existing play area.

The proposal for the disused basketball court, opposite the pond, is to create a scoot track and informal seating area.

**Due to funding bid conditions, the renovation of the playground will now form part of a separate, concurrent project.**

The external funding bid has been submitted to fund new and replacement playground equipment and install playground carpet around all equipment.

The proposal for the disused tennis court in the western corner, is to retain and the current ecological value that has developed and open the area up to the public as a nature garden with path, meadow and native planting. This is the most cost-effective way of opening up this area to the public, while maintaining the project's biodiversity value, which is now a statutory requirement of all projects.

This is the second of two consultations about these proposals.

The aim of the first consultation was to:

  • understand how people use the site
  • introduce the draft proposals to improve the site
  • introduce the reasons for these proposals
  • establish the priorities of the local community and other park users.

The feedback from this first consultation helped us to produce detailed designs for the changes.  The report from this consultation can be found here:

Frecheville Public Health Improvements Consultation 1 of 2 - Report PUBLISH.pdf

The aim of this second consultation is to gain feedback on the proposals, to improve and finalise the designs.

Why your views matter

To establish a more complete understanding of the site and how it is used, we need the ideas, opinions and priorities of the local community, park users and other interested parties.  We can then shape proposals and developments around the needs and interests of the local community, to ensure the design delivers improvements that are best for the site.

This questionnaire will take between 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

Publishing/Privacy Statement

We may choose to use your comments/ideas within project documents, press releases or online (social media or website). Your responses will remain anonymous, unless you agree at a later date that you are happy for your name to be linked to your comment/s for example John S said...."Frecheville park really needs xxxx to improve the site"

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