Parks, play areas, nature reserves
Cole End Park - Play Area Improvements
North Warwickshire Borough Council are making exciting new improvements to 3 play areas in the Borough
Cole End Park
Works at Cole End Park are now complete. The official park opening will be announced.
During the time the work is being carried out access to the play area will be closed, access to the wider park will remain available for as long as possible via the footpath from Old Mill Road.
The new play area will be suitable for ages 0-13 with specific toddler and junior zones. Visitors will be able to enjoy;
- A toddler multi-play unit
- Multi seated seesaw
- Frog and flower game panel
- Cocowave swing
- Spinner bowl
- Cradle swings
- 3D ladybird
- Tipi Carousel
- Bloqx climbing
- Balance beans and over and under climbing
- Rock and spin hopper
- New picnic bench
- Two new benches
A larger plan of the park improvements can be downloaded here: www.northwarks.gov.uk/downloads/file/8957/cole_end_park_visual
Works in progress
Cole End Park Nature Reserve - Tree Works
We have carried out a 'thinning' of the trees where half of the trees are removed in the area identified on the map. A variety of native trees have been replanted.
The main aims for the project are:
- Create some structure or 'layers' in the woodland.
- To lessen the safety liability of the existing large crack willows.
- To increase the number of species in the work area by replanting to create a more resilient woodland.
- Increase the amount of valuable deadwood
The aims will be achieved through:
- Felling to ground level approx. 50 % of the trees in the work area using hand tools.
- Stacking timber on site (no extraction) to increase this valuable resource.
- Replanting trees in the work area plus 2 further area.
- The work will be completed out of the bird nesting season, in January and February 2022.
Impacts on residents and mitigation
There will be no timber extraction with vehicles and paths will remain open on the whole site. Felling operations will be restricted to daylight hours, 0730 hours to 1700 hours.
Works in progress
The park and paths will remain open. The paths will be open at all times apart from a few instances where it may be necessary for banksmen to halt walking traffic to ensure safety. Warning notices, temporary barriers and all other appropriate safeguards will be positioned as required in areas where the work is taking place to ensure people's safety.
More information on the scheme and progress of the project will be posted on the Tame Valley Wetlands website (tamevalleywetlands.co.uk) and on our social media channels. In addition, staff will be on hand during the project to answer questions. If you have any particular comments or queries about the project please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01675 470917.
The project has the support of North Warwickshire Borough Council's ecologists, tree officers and parks department.
Last updated Tuesday, 22nd August 2023