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St James’ Park refurbishment public consultation gets underway

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Plans are in place to refurbish and improve St James’ Park in Denton Holme, Carlisle.

Funding received from the developers of near-by housing projects is providing the opportunity to enhance the park for all its users. Using the funding, Carlisle City Council wants to:

  • Improve the existing network of footpaths throughout the park, making them more accessible.
  • Retain and enhance the original 1930s character and features of the park.
  • Replace and improve park seating and litter bins.
  • Create a step-free path from the St James’ Road entrance through to the main area of the park.
  • Explore public opinion on creating a new pedestrian entrance from Clifton Street leading to the main area of the park.

Cllr Nigel Christian, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, said: “Working with local landscape architects, we have produced draft designs to sympathetically modernise and enhance the accessibility of the park whilst retaining its original layout and character. The park is well used by a wide range of residents however there is a need of investment to ensure the continued safety of visitors and to improve the accessibility of existing paths wherever possible.”

The City Council has worked with a local landscape architect to produce a draft proposal to make the best possible use of available funds to refurbish the park. Local residents and park users are being asked what they think of the proposals.

Consultation events will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 11 June, 11.30am – 1.30pm: St James’ Parish Centre.
  • Thursday 20 June, 11.30am – 1.30pm: Denton Holme Community Centre.

An online survey is also available at www.carlisle.gov.uk/consultations

Please return any responses by Friday 21 June 2019.

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