Friday, June 11, 2010

Egglescliffe Memorial Garden

For many years the Parish Council cherished an ambition to have beside the War Memorial a garden to complement the setting. Over the last year things have moved on and now, with plans drawn up, planning permission obtained and a contract almost ready to be signed for the work there are just 2 bits of the jigsaw to finish. The design of the interpretive plaque needs to be finalised in detail and the horrible rusty lamp-post that's currently plonked fairly randomly in the grass needs to be moved and substituted for a smart new one which will take a lower energy lantern. I had a meeting on site today to discuss what kind of lights are available and might work and a series of phone calls to set up other meetings. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that the work can all be completed before Remembrance Sunday.
On the way back from the War Memorial I took the chance to have a look at the play area at St Margarets without lots of children playing on it - noting that although the grass has been cut it will need some work with smaller equipment to keep the grass near equipment short, seeing how the wood shavings have survived the rain and half term, and various other issues ready for our meeting next week.
A couple of people have mentioned some anti-social behaviour but on the whole the reaction to the play area is positive. When we get the wooden equipment resited it should be even better.

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