Extra cash for Lydiard Park
By Barrie Hudson - 1 December 2020
A £28,000 cash injection to improve the Lydiard Park play area is set to be approved by Swindon Borough Council's Cabinet.
Coun Matthew Courtliff visits Lydiard Park with his family most weekends
The money is part of the country park improvement strategy led by Coun Dale Heenan, whose council remit includes the borough's parks.
The cash injection, coupled with the ring fencing of all income from people parking at Lydiard and Coate Water, will be voted on by the Cabinet on 2 December.
Coun Matthew Courtliff, who represents Lydiard and Freshbrook, said: "I walk around Lydiard with my family most weekends, and I know how important our parks are.
"This parks strategy is just what our town needs so that our green spaces can continue to go from strength to strength."
Coun Dale Heenan, who represents Covingham and Dorcan, said: "Swindon's first parks strategy sets out our ambition for the next four years with the focus on Coate Water and Lydiard.
"We are not waiting around, but making visible improvements to our parks now. Last month, the access road to Stanton Park was resurfaced, this week the potholes in the gravel overflow carpark at Moulden Hill will be filled.
Residents will have an opportunity after Christmas to provide ideas and feedback on each of the country parks.