Local residents are being asked to have their say on what replacement equipment they’d like to see installed in Hammond’s Pond play area.
The £75,000 improvement scheme will include replacement of old and worn play equipment plus the surfacing in the infant and junior sections of the play area, the work is funded by local developer contributions.
Carlisle City Council is working with the Friends of Hammond’s Pond and Hammond’s Pond café to seek views on what new play equipment park users like to see on the site.
They will make sure that all new equipment and surfacing provided is robust, long lasting and provides a range of play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.
Consultation with the local community to determine the types of equipment they'd prefer to see included in the redevelopment is underway and residents will be asked to comment by Friday 9 October 2020.
An online survey is available here or complete a paper copy consultation, available from the Hammond’s Pond café.
Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson, Portfolio holder for Communities, Health and Wellbeing, said:
“We’re delighted that the redevelopment is supported by the Friends of Hammond’s Pond and the Hammond’s Pond café. The new play equipment will create a much-improved facility that will benefit residents and other users of the park. Please have your say on what equipment you’d like to see included.”
A spokesperson for the Friends of Hammond’s Pond added:
“We wholeheartedly support the redevelopment whilst looking forward to being involved and seeing many people benefit from this beautiful green space. We hope that the local community uses this opportunity to have their say and to continue enjoying Hammond’s Pond as generations before us have.”
Following the feedback from the consultation, a specification reflecting the preferences will be drawn up and tenders requested from play equipment manufacturers.
The aim is to carry out works on site from spring 2021.
Further improvement works other areas of the park, including paths, bridges and the BMX track are also planned using local developer contributions. Additional public engagement will be held on these stages of work.