People are being asked to have their say on proposed improvements at a Carlisle park.
Thanks to a £450,000 contribution from the developer of a nearby new housing estate as part of its planning application, proposals are in place to upgrade Hammonds Pond.
Four areas have been identified: footpath improvements; landscaping and drainage improvements; recreational facilities improvements; and CCTV and security improvements.
Around £120,000-worth of work has already been undertaken to completely overhaul the children’s play facilities within the park.
Other work, including the installation of additional CCTV, replacement of end-of-life footbridges and resurfacing footpaths, is currently in the procurement phase, Carlisle City Council said.
The authority, with the support of the Friends of Hammonds Pond and Hammonds Pond Café, is now consulting with local residents to get their views on other aspects of work to be undertaken, these include the replacement of an end-of-life ball games area; upgrades to the BMX track; and options for additional car parking, new pedestrian access routes and vehicle access control measures.
Find out more about the proposals by picking up a consultation leaflet at Hammonds Pond Café or have your say at www.carlisle.gov.uk/consultations
Please respond to the consultation before Friday October 1.
Councillor Elizabeth Mallinson, portfolio holder for communities, health and wellbeing, said: “Hammonds Pond has already benefited from major investment and more is planned.
“This next stage of consultation is another opportunity for local communities to have their say on the next stage of improvements.
“We’d like to thank the Friends of Hammonds Pond and the Hammonds Pond café for their continued support.”
Following the feedback from the consultation, a specification reflecting the preferences will be drawn up.