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Moor Park gets a new temporary water feature

Posted on - 26th December, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Parks, Preston Council, Preston News
Moor Park's new temporary Serpentine Lake.... Pic: Lucy-Jayne Ashcroft

Moor Park’s new temporary Serpentine Lake…. Pic: Lucy-Jayne Ashcroft

A growing body of water in a historic city park is due to be tackled in the next 12 months.

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.

The ever growing puddle seen from Blackpool Road Pic: Lucy-Jayne Ashcroft

The ever growing puddle seen from Blackpool Road Pic: Lucy-Jayne Ashcroft

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!”

The new 'lake' in Moor Park

The new ‘lake’ in Moor Park

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.

Have you seen the new ‘lake’? Let us know in the comments below

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