I had this press release yesterday from Walsall Council, and I think it’s important to share it here. It’s nice to see Holland Park getting some love at long last – the paths and some aspects of the fabric have needed attention for a while now.
If you’re concerned, or have comments, please do contact Darren Hodgkiss on the number at the bottom.
Walsall Council said:
Contractors have started work on a range of improvements at Holland Park in Brownhills – including pathway and play area resurfacing.
The improvements are being funded by Walsall Council’s Clean and Green Services and carried out by JP Landscapes which moved on site yesterday (Monday 6 January 2014).
Park visitors will see the following changes:
- Resurfacing of a section of the drive from the Park View Centre to the main entrance to the park, including the area currently used for car parking
- Resurfacing of a number of paths that are poor condition, including the area in front of the toilets and the play area
- Resurfacing of the play area safety surface
- Removal of the metal shelter in the park extension
- New bins and benches
- Range of minor works to remove old slabs and crumbling brick planters
- Landscaping work to include minor thinning works to the wooded area next to the tennis courts
Councillor Anthony Harris, portfolio holder for leisure and culture with Walsall Council Coalition, said: “We are working in partnership with the newly formed Friends of Brownhills Common and this work is part of a planned programme of improvements that are taking place across key parks in the borough.
‘Holland Park is a popular spot with people of all ages and we’re sure they’ll enjoy their visits even more thanks to these changes.
‘We are asking people to bear with us while the work is carried out and apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.’
The work will be completed by the end of February 2014, weather permitting.
If anyone has any questions or wants to raise any concerns they are asked to contact Darren Hodgkiss, infrastructure support officer, on 01922 654374.