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Revamp work at Fulwood’s Conway Park to start

Posted on - 11th November, 2021 - 2:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Parks, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
The first phase of Conway Park's play area upgrade
The first phase of Conway Park’s play area upgrade

Enhancement work to improve the footpaths at Fulwood’s Conway Park will begin this week.

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Preston City Council has appointed contractor Horticon Ltd to extend the footpaths, plant cherry trees and provide a footpath link from the woodland valley to the recreation ground.

The project, developed in partnership with Friends of Conway Park, will provide drainage, new trees and create two new sections of paths, making it easier and safer for visitors.

Read more: Crowdfunding campaign launches to finish upgrade of Conway Park children’s play area 

Cabinet member for environment and community safety Councillor Robert Boswell said: “We have developed the scheme alongside the Friends of Conway Park group, who have been instrumental in fundraising for these upgrades, as well as securing funding from Lancashire Environmental Fund and many others.

“We thank everyone involved for their efforts. We’re sure users of the park will be pleased with the work once it’s finished, and we’re grateful for everyone’s patience while this work takes place.”

The works will include:

  • Installing a new section of tarmac path, roughly from the Pavilion, by the play area fence, to join the existing path from Conway Drive
  • Installing a new stone surfaced path, roughly along the western boundary of the park, from the Pavilion to the steps in the northwest corner of the site (near the railway bridge)
  • Planting seven cherry trees near the play area.

Read more: Volunteer group awarded £1,000 for Fulwood play area development

The work is funded by a grant from Lancashire Environmental Fund, Friends of Conway Park fundraising, the Co-op Community Fund, Arnold Clark, Cadley FC., David Wilson Homes, Harold and Alice Bridges Charity, John Laing, Barton Grange, Preston City Council, Fulwood Free Methodist Church and Anwyl Homes.

The council said that the public should be aware of disruption at the site and the entrances during the works.



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