Please be aware that we will shortly be commencing construction on a new Circular Pathway around the Playing Fields in Romsley.
As there will be increased risk to the public from trip hazards and the presence of heavy machinery, this will unfortunately require us to close the playing field area, skate ramps and play park for the duration of the build.
We are anticipating that this will take approximately 2 weeks. We are hoping to commence in the next few weeks although this is weather dependent. We will post a further detailed closure date when we have more details.
More information on the pathway is below…
For a while now we have been looking to review the area of the playing field in Romsley to ensure that this has adequate facilities and is accessible to all in our parish.
The first phase of this review and improvement is the construction of a pathway that will run around the perimeter of the playing fields. This will be wide enough to accommodate pushchairs etc and will ensure that all will be available to enjoy this space whatever the weather.
The work has been put to tender and quotations from 3 separate companies were reviewed. Following this review, we have awarded the contract for works to Gill Civil.
We are anticipating that works will commence in early December (although this is weather dependent). This is expected to take approximately 2 weeks.
Unfortunately, the works involved will temporarily create trip and fall hazards on site. There will also be the presence of heavy machinery for the duration of the construction of the path. As a result, we will be closing access to the playing fields, children’s park and skateboard ramps for the duration of the works. Access to the public right of way from St Kenelm’s road through the Playing Fields behind the Scout Centre will be diverted via the car park and along the existing Playing Fields pathway.
As part of the construction of the pathway, we will be depositing any soil excavated on the raised area to the right of the park. This area has already been cleared in preparation and as well as being the best environmental solution, this also saves significant cost in the build of the pathway.
The final plans for this raised area are under review and we will be consulting with residents on the best use for this area. No decision has currently been taken on what this will look like.
We will endeavor to give adequate notice when the works are scheduled and give an indication of when and how long the Playing Field area will be closed. Please note that this work is weather dependent, therefore, there may be delays to this which is out of our control.
Following the completion of this pathway, there will be a further review of all facilities in the playing field area in conjunction with the feedback we have received as part of recent questionnaires or at Parish Council Meetings.
The aim is to take a strategic “long-term” view of any improvements with the whole demographic of our parish in mind.
We will include further communications on Social Media (Romsley Council and Residents Group) and also on our website. You can also contact us directly if you have any concerns