Work begins to transform former Coleford school field into recreational area

Thursday 8th February 2018 2:03 pm
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CUTTING THE SOD: Mayor of Coleford Nick Penny cuts the first sod at the Bells Field and is watched by fellow councillors, architects and contractors. ()

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AN ambitious project to transform a nine-acre open space in Coleford into a green recreational area began last week with the cutting of the sod ceremony.

After extensive public consultation, detailed planning and targeted fund raising efforts, Coleford Town Council members are starting on their largest project to date.

The former Bells Grammar School Field will be transformed and following a series of earth works a wildlife garden and pond, accessible walkways, a skate park, multi-use games area, bike pump track and a sensory garden dedicated to the memory of those that fell in the First World War and an amenity building will be created.

Additionally a large amphitheatre will be created out of the natural gradients of the landscape.

Mayor of Coleford, Cllr Nick Penny told The Forester: "I am very proud that this town council is now able to deliver on its promises and bring this scheme to fruition.

"I was delighted to break the soil ahead of the works commencing later this month.

"This is by far the most ambitious project that Coleford Town Council have undertaken so far and we are sure that the finished park will be a great asset for the whole community to enjoy."

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