Works mean better access at city park

There have been celebrations at Nene Park after improvements to facilities were made to improve accessibility.

Sunday, 10th December 2017, 4:00 pm
Matthew Bradbury at the Nene Park Trust office at Ham Lane. EMN-150107-175701009

The project was funded by a £26,000 grant from WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, and has enabled visitors to explore the fringes of Nene Park while also giving the area around the Information Centre some much-needed improvement.

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The main focal point of the project has been a new large metal sculpture close to Goldie Bridge, designed by local artist Jeni Cairns. Other improvements have seen a new path installed to make it easier for mobility scooters to access picnic tables, and tree and shrub planting.

Matthew Bradbury, Chief Executive of Nene Park Trust said: “The aim of this project has been to make Nene Park a more accessible destination for all. The improvements we’ve made are going to make a real difference to those who use it and we are extremely grateful to WREN for providing funding.”

Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s grant manager for Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, said: “It’s wonderful to see something we have funded finally completed and ready to be used by visitors to the park.”