Refined plans revealed for Bancroft Recreation Ground

PR Date: 
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - 10:30am

Following a consultation with local residents on the proposed design improvements to the play area at Bancroft Recreation Ground in Hitchin, a revised scheme has been created.

Community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire, who is managing the work on behalf of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), carried out the consultation last month which received 146 responses from local people.

Based on the feedback received, Groundwork Hertfordshire and NHDC were able to work together to refine the plan and come up with the latest design for the recreation ground. The plan has been revised to include the relocation of the basketball hoop, rather than removal; planting of more trees to compensate for the proposed felling of three trees, and clarifying that the existing toddler play area will remain. It is available to download below.

Cllr Jane Gray, NHDC’s Executive Member for Leisure said: "We received a fantastic response to the consultation and I would like to thank everyone who has given their feedback to help shape their community play area. The new design will be a welcome improvement and we can’t wait to see the end result."

The work is scheduled to take place in spring 2017.

For further information contact Julia Watts, Senior Landscape Architect at Groundwork Hertfordshire

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