[A]llerdale Borough Council is calling on everyone to have their say on how they Workington’s popular Hall Park to be improved.
The park which stretches from the centre of the town down to the River Derwent includes Workington Hall, a skate park and a walled garden as well as open fields and woodland.
The Council is in the process of making a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and is using Groundwork NE to carry out a consultation on what improvements users of the park, and the general public, would like to see. The information provided will go into formulating the bid.
The consultation includes questions about the current and potential facilities of the park, what people would like to see more of and whether the park meets the needs of the people using it. It also seeks views on possible uses of the park for events and other activities. The consultation is online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/_parklands. Groundwork will also be carrying out an event on 30 May 2018 in the park to gauge the views of people.
Michael Heaslip, portfolio holder with responsibility for parks and open spaces, said: “Workington Hall Park is a really wonderful asset for Workington which the town should be rightly proud of. The work of the Workington Nature Partnership has been great in recent years. However, we want to make sure the park meets the needs of the people who use it and that’s why we’re making the application to the HLF to make it even better. I’d encourage everyone with a view to have their say.”