Learie Constantine Open Space

Have been waiting for news of this refurbishment after several years calling for this site to have some attention! A planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the Learie Constantine Open Space in Villiers Road. Funding is available thanks to a generous grant from the Labour Government's Playbuilder" scheme. In summary, the proposal is described as the creation of a public park with installation of children's play equipment, sand pit, seating, associated landscaping and installation of mesh fence, brick wall and wooden board fence to perimeter of site to ensure neighbours' privacy is protected. Having looked at the plans, the proposals are really exciting and will make a major contribution to improving the environment in the area. Now the primary school I am involved with is to contribute ideas for a mural on the hoarding while the work goes on behind. They will work with a professional artist linked to Groundworks, the organisation that managed the local consultation. Full details are now available on