The focus of this project is to improve the quality of this area and increase its use in line with the town centre vision connecting the town centre with the gardens.
Phase 1 works have been completed which included the reduction of the soft landscaping at the edge of Croyland Gardens, this has improved the view over the park and will hopefully help to reduce ASB in this area. The crown lifting of some trees and weed control to make the area more visible and the removal of five trees in the play area has been completed in November 2020, with some pathways also been repaired.
Phase 2 was to develop the concept design into a more detailed design which now has been finalised and tendered and the works have now commenced from 12th February 2021 lasting for twelve weeks subject to any further COVID restrictions. The works to be carried out are:
- Install tarmac path leading from the new entrance being created to the zoo park in the Tithe Barn project.
- Add additional play equipment and relocate some of the current equipment.
- Install safety surfacing under the play equipment.
- Add a seating area with new benches.
- Plant new trees in different areas of the gardens.
- Install tarmac path to lead to the five wells.
- Replant the five wells and create a sensory garden incorporating 6 x stone animal sculptures being carved by Moulton college stone masonry department as part of the Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) project.
- Extend the path around the five wells and add benches to create seating area.
- Create a path leading from the area where the stone bench was installed to create an entrance to this area.
- Install sleeper steps on the steep area leading on to a path made of aggregate resin
- Install wooden trim trail play equipment.
- Install picnic benches to create a picnic area in the gardens.
- Replace or repair benches and bins.