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Friends of Jubilee Gardens want to hear your views on new plans

Jubilee Gardens Published Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Friends of Jubilee Gardens have launched a consultation to allow you to have your say on the plans to transform the park.

The plans follow a public consultation which was launched in 2016 to seek suggestions for how the park could be improved.

Those findings have helped shape the ideas for "a pathway to rejuvenation" at Jubilee Gardens so that the site meets the needs of local residents and visitors.

The proposals include outdoor gym equipment for adults, additional play equipment for children and young people along with new areas of planting to improve the appeal and biodiversity value of the site.

A wetland area will also be created on the area of grass which is waterlogged. It will be planted with native and ornamental plants. Acting as a key conservation area, the space would include sheltered seating and could be used by school groups for nature studies.

The next steps will be to develop the designs, calculate costs for the work and submit applications for grant funding.

Construction work will be phased over a number of years as funding becomes available.

There will also be opportunities throughout the year for volunteers to help maintain the planting; helping with activities such as seed collection and cutting back vegetation.

Concerns were raised during the 2016 consultation about irresponsible dog owners. In response, Public Space Protection Orders have been introduced to help ensure that the community can enjoy Jubilee Gardens and the council are actively encouraging residents and visitors to report dog fouling.

Residents can do so by visiting www.wyre.gov.uk/reportit

The consultation is now open and will close Friday 13 July.

If you’d like to take part and have your say on the plans, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/jubileegardens

Alternatively the draft plans will be on display at the Beach Road Community Centre from Saturday 30 June to Saturday 7 July. This is an excellent opportunity for local residents to learn of the plans, and to provide comments on those plans.

The plans can be viewed (and comments provided) whenever the Community Centre is open, but the Friends Of Jubilee Gardens will be manning the consultation event as follows: -

Saturday 30 June: 10am til 3pm

Monday 2 - Fri 6 July:- 11am til noon

Saturday 7 July: 10am til noon

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