NEW URBAN PARK STATEMENT ON UPGRADE WORK
Representatives of the FPRA and Chris Jones of Scanlans, met with Greg Collins of CSA Environmental and David Houghton, Managing Director of Kings Landscapes on Monday 16 July to discuss the progress in the Urban Park. Several ongoing issues were identified regarding the hoggin’ area in the Market Place and about the planting. As a result Kings Landscapes will return either this week or next to carry out further work to correct the identified failings. The Urban Park upgrade has not been signed off as complete at this time.
It must be pointed out that we on Fairfield, along with most of the UK have not seen any rain since May, and as such the plants and trees are stressed and dying or dead. Kings Landscapes will continue to maintain the whole area until the end of April 2019, but will also carry out further and necessary watering of the plants and trees until the rain returns. There is a dead tree in the Market Place, and when appropriate this will be replaced, along with other plants that have failed at no extra expense. This is a condition of the contract.
The flower beds that were prepared for the wild flower seeding will remain bare until there is the opportunity to put in some form of colour planting. Probably in September we will try and organise a ‘planting party’ when residents will be invited to come and help plant what has been supplied by Kings as a gesture of goodwill.
The benches in the Urban Park are also due for an overhaul. They will be painted and the wood stained with wood preservative. This work will be carried out by our grounds maintenance contractor MBS.
The FPRA, Scanlans and CSA Environmental are continuing to work hard to supply the upgrade to the Urban Park that was envisaged, and various further work will take place at the appropriate date when the planting will not just die for lack of water or the ground has settled.
We were pleased that the Fairfield Community Church were able to hold Fairfield Alive in the Urban Park this last Saturday. All residents and friends that attended could see what a difference the raised stage made to their event. Other events will be planned for the community and publicised in the near future.
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Below are photos of the upgrade works as they progress.
Thursday 24 May – The planting of the trees and shrubs proceeds, with new trees in the market area and shrubs in the corners of the park. The stage paving is progressing well.
Wednesday 23 May – The trees and plants arrive on site and planting starts.
Tuesday 22 May – The stage has been re-shaped to make it more usable and the stone paving has arrived and the laying of the paving has started.
Thursday 17 May – The second half of the market area has been laid, and the stage is being re-shaped to make it more useable. An electric supply will be run to the central Christmas tree and to the stage.
Monday 14 May – One half of the market area is laid and work is progressing on the second half.
Friday 10 May – The stage size is increased and sloping sides added. The next step is to cap the centre with the slabs.
Tuesday 8 May – The Stage takes shape
And the Market Place is excavated and ready to be filled with the hardcore
Friday 4 May – The Market Place takes shape. Several of the existing trees had to be removed as they were dying, but these will be replaced with many more trees when the upgrade is completed.
The stage will be constructed near to Fairfield Bowls Club
Thursday 3 May 2018 – Work commences