Let’s help residents in Lawrence Weston create a park suitable for all children15.05.2017
Mancroft Park in Lawrence Weston has so much potential – but residents have hit a brick wall trying to develop a plan to rejuvenate it.
The park was upgraded some years ago but residents say the work was totally inadequate, leaving families with a park which is covered in unsuitable sand, the play equipment is not fit for purpose and dogs can roam freely, sometimes leaving their mess.
A number of pieces of equipment were removed for safety reasons but not replaced, leading to a reduction in usage by children
Local people Faye Stone and Mark Kelleher of the Mancroft Park Action Group have conducted surveys of families and they have plans for the park but they have been frustrated by the city council’s lack of support in moving it forward.
Now Charlotte, and local councillor Matt Melias, have offered support to residents and they will lobby mayor Marvin Rees to make sure the plans are considered and residents are given backing to find grant funding.
“This park has so much potential but it is soul destroying to see what is currently on offer.
“The equipment is not good enough, the sand is horrible and it is concerning that the dog walking areas are not fenced off.
“Matt and I will be urging the council to consider the views of the residents and give them support to develop what should be an amazing facility for children.”