A growing body of water in a historic city park is due to be tackled in the next 12 months.Advertisement
Preston City Council has vowed to use lottery funding to help solve drainage issues in Moor Park.
The Moor Park ‘lake’ on the Blackpool Road side of the park has been growing ever larger with constantly heavy rainfall.
Motorists have been glancing nervously at the rapidly expanding puddle which is threatening to spill over and create standing water on the busy through road.
A council spokesman said: “Moor Park has notoriously poor drainage and with the amount of rain we’ve had recently, it has simply overwhelmed the drainage system.
“With the support of Heritage Lottery Fund we are investing millions of pounds into Moor Park with drainage a major part of the improvement project.
In fact work has already started on improving the drainage. Hopefully it will stop raining soon, too!”
More than £2million is being spent on Moor Park as part of a major restoration project, which includes the new skatepark, restoring the grotto and trying to solve the long-running drainage issues.
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