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Improvements to Impey Close Play Area and Open Space

Braunstone Town is currently working on proposals for improvement work to Impey Close playground and surrounding open space at Thorpe Astley. The Town Council intends to update and replace existing play equipment and safety surfaces and repair footpaths in the immediate area of the playground.

The proposals include the following work

  • Keeping the current Slide/Climbing Frame
  • Refurbish Swings or install new swings
  • Consider installation of additional new play equipment suitable for toddlers and primary school age children
  • Installation of new Vehicular Access Gate
  • Replacement of existing Wet Pour Safety Surfaces and replace with Rubber Bonded Mulch
  • Retain existing benches and bin
  • Retain existing bow top fencing around the play equipment
  • Proposals to install play equipment for older children around the fenced off play area to cater for all age groups.
  • Continuation of tree planting in the area
  • Renovate path from Darien Way to Sculpture (top section down towards Brook) and consider installation of drainage
  • Installation of bench at end of Darien Way path adjacent to Sculpture
  • Addition of new swing suitable for younger/disabled children

The above have all been included in the Town Council’s 2024/2025 Capital Plan

A consultation was undertaken with residents in 2023 and suggestions incorporated in the proposals.

Tenders for the playground refurbishment have now been received and a shortlist of contractors will be considered at the next Policy & Resources Committee in September 2024.

Tenders for works to the footpaths are due to be sent to suitable contractors in July 2024 with a closing date for tenders to be returned of 12th August 2024.

Timescales for the Project are below

Date

Proposal

June 2024

Tenders to consider and shortlist for Playground Project

Invitation to Tender for Footpaths

August 2024

Tenders to consider and shortlist of Footpaths

September – December 2024

Final proposals and contractor agreed and refurbishment work undertaken to playground and footpaths

Additional Documents:

Civil Engineering plans for footpath

 

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