Seaton park plans go on show

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Have your say

PARK users and residents are being encouraged to have their say on ambitious plans for the future of a popular green space.

A draft masterplan has gone on show for improvements to Seaton Carew Park to help it reach its potential.

Charity Groundwork North East has worked with volunteers from the Friends of Seaton Park to find out what people want to see in the park.

A draft plan has been produced, which includes proposals for a new multi-use building, better recreation facilities, and areas of enhanced biodiversity.

It also includes proposals for changes to the entrance and boundary features.

Project leaders are urging people from Seaton and across the town to comment on the plans before work starts.

Leah Remington, from Groundwork North East, said: “The park is an important community space, but we think it has the potential to better serve the community.

“We have listened to what people have said they would like to see in the park and come up with a draft plan.

“We would encourage everyone who has an interest in the park, whether they are a neighbouring resident or an occasional visitor, to view the plans and feed back their comments.”

The plans can be viewed online at the website www.seatonpark.org.uk.

They also went on display yesterday at Seaton Carew Library, in Station Lane, where they can be seen until Monday, August 15.

David Clark, secretary of the Friends of Seaton Park, said: “It’s really important, especially for the people of Seaton.

“We want as much input as possible so we can get things in the park people want and will use.”

The responses will help to create a final masterplan.

The friends’ group then hopes to work with partner agencies to secure funding to make the ideas a reality.

The next meeting of the Friends of Seaton Park group takes place tomorrow night at Seaton Carew Methodist Church, in Farndale Road, at 7pm and is open to everyone.