Blog Preston has received reports from a disgruntled resident about the state of Moor Park’s pond.Advertisement
The complainant stated that other parks in the area seem to be taken care of well, so they felt it unfair that Moor Park has been allowed to get untidy.
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Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for environment and community safety at Preston City Council, said: “In 2011 the council started the journey of a redevelopment plan to reinstate the historic features on Moor Park, seeking external investment to begin the design process.
“In 2015, the Heritage Lottery fund awarded the council £2m towards a £2.23m scheme on the park, which is now coming to an end as Phase 1.
“A national re-focus and re-structure at the Heritage Lottery Fund has now meant that parks projects such as a Phase 2 for Moor Park must compete for funding against other Heritage developments such as buildings and bridges across the country.
“Whilst there is support for a phase 2 project, which would include upgrades to the Serpentine Lake, schemes of this size do take considerable time, resource and investment.
“We are committed to improving all our parks and seeking investment where we can in this difficult climate of change and financial uncertainty.
“The additional use that our parks and open spaces have received during the pandemic is welcomed for the many benefits they bring, but unfortunately that has resulted in some increased littering.
“Extracting litter and fallen tree debris from the lake is much more difficult than in other areas of the park.”
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