Changes planned for Nailsea park

A NAILSEA park looks set to be given a revamp following months of work between community members and North Somerset Council.

The unitary authority has compiled a draft management plan for Trendlewood Way Community Park in the hope of improving it for residents and wildlife.

Grants will be sought from the Forestry Commission for some proposed work and it is also hoped volunteers will help implement changes.

Future work could include installing signs to help people find their way around and increase their understanding about the history and importance of the site.

Mud paths could be upgraded and there is also the possibility of improving the condition of the pond for breeding amphibians.

Any graffiti will be removed and areas of long grass will be increased to encourage more wildlife.

Food producing trees and wildflowers maybe planted and better seating will be created as well as an access path to St Francis School.

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The draft management plan for 2010-2015 will go out to public consultation once a decision document is signed off by North Somerset Council executive member Elfan Ap Rees.

The final document will then have to be approved by the council’s executive.

Councillor Ap Rees said: “This is a joint agreement between the community and the council that has been under discussion for some time.

“It is really setting out plans for the way forward for the park.

“I think it is a very good example of how the community can do things in conjunction with the council in this period of austerity that we are in.”