Reduce the height of the existing wall abutting the pavement on Mill Road. The wall will have to be surveyed to ascertain its method of construction. Is it a concrete-block wall clad with the visible stone, or has the wall a rubble core faced with the existing stone. This will be necessary to ascertain how specialist a contractor will be required
Remove all existing shrubbery along the Mill Road perimeter.
Existing faux/Victorian street lights to be tested for power.
Remove the existing pathway between the existing street lights and the perimeter a distance of 6 metres.
Reinstate a pathway in coloured/textured tarmac edged with marble/stone slips to match the paving at the fountain.
This new promenade will have new lighting and seating as well as strategically sited litter bins.
The objective here is to remove the existing barrier that closes in the park and open up the area visually and as an amenity blending the streetscape with the park.
Three existing ESB installations will have to be moved. One a substantial sub-station a smaller sub station and what appears to be a redundant pole.
The advantage of this approach is that TT would be able to carry out a large proportion of the work. Possibly reducing the height of the wall. Certainly digging out all the existing shrubbery and the very uneven existing path and preparing the site for a paving contractor SM Morriss or Shareridge for example.
The existing stainless Fountain to be removed and reinstated at Shoreline. The raised base the fountain sits on to be retained and re-set at ground level.
This entrance should be enhanced in some way that will draw visitors coming from the Railway Station into the park
The path bisecting the park leading up to Burnaby Road. This path to be removed and the track widened and finished with similar coloured and textured tarmac as the Mill Road promenade, and finished with granite/stone slips. Seating, litter bins, and lighting to be installed to match the Promenade.
Thin out the existing shrubbery along the Killlincarraig Road side of the park thereby opening up this space visually.
The pathway running along the Bowling club could be relaid and edged or if the budget doesn’t permit and as it’s at the furthest part of the park could remain as is.
This proposal could be seen as Phase One of the development and as it’s not as radical as the WLA plan (Which is way over budget) will cause less controversy and will allow for the projected works to be completed . We don’t want to be over ambitions and if the budget runs out left with any part of the works unfinished.
By carefully selecting stylish and esthetically pleasing street furniture (The seating/lighting/bins etc) this will greatly enhance the appearance of the park, and make it a vibrant amenity for the townspeople and visitors.
Further works can then be added to this basic plan as and when we have funds. Examples of this would be the Sensory Garden. The Chess Tables /The Boules Petanque court and other ideas that may be presented to the committee.
The principal objective for the development of the park is to create a viable amenity for the centre of the town. To create a space where children and young people can congregate to play and just hang out. Older people to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and a pleasant space where worker would enjoy having their coffee/lunch. As the Leader funds will be hard to qualify for a more manageable plan for the development of the park will have a higher chance of receiving funding.
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