As part of Love Parks Week, families joined Chelmsford City Council in celebrating the city’s parks with a special event offering a selection of free activities for children, the official opening of Bell Meadow Park as well as the opportunity to vote on the new play area for Central Park.
The event took place in the Green Flag awarding winning Central Park last Friday with a number of organisations and council staff from recycling, parks and museums, on hand to showcase their services and answer any questions.
The event had a variety of fun activities for children to enjoy including planting, leaf printing, pebble painting provided by Meadows Shopping Centre, wildlife activities and families also enjoyed boat rides on the lake, thanks to the Sea Cadets!
Excitingly, families had the opportunity to have their say on the new planned play area revamp in Central Park, with a choice of three designs to choose from.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford were also in attendance to officially open the newly improved Bell Meadow Park. The first phase of the improvement scheme has recently been completed with new tree planting, seating, bike racks, signposts, surfacing and lighting. New and improved entrance spaces and crossings have also been created across the park to create easy access for all, to and from the City Centre. In a fitting tribute to mark the centenary of the end of World War I, a flower bedding scheme was planted around the war memorial along with new memorial benches and a green bedding statue of a soldier.
Councillor Bob Massey, Cabinet Member for Parks said “This event was a great opportunity for the council to showcase their continuous work on improving our parks together with local community groups and residents. By bringing the community together we can gather ideas on what is great about Chelmsford’s parks and also ideas on what could possibly be improved.”
For more information on Chelmsford’s Park visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/parks or follow @LoveYourChelmsford on Facebook.
Friday, 3 August 2018