Work to replace the swings in Dundridge Park has now been completed.
As we reported here they were removed without notice earlier this year due to the frame having been found to be unsafe.
A number of people attended the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting in March to raise this issue and as a result a new Friends of Dundridge Park group has been formed. This group will help to ensure that the park is well maintained and will work with Bristol Parks and the Neighbourhood Partnership to raise funds for improvements. They are currently discussing plans to extend the play area and when a new design is agreed will be looking at ways to raise the necessary fuunding.
The group has already been successful in winning a grant from the Neighbourhood Partnership wellbeing fund to repair the steps on the ‘deer path’ through Conham Woods and Bristol Parks are due to repair the other set of steps into Conham Vale.
Recently at the group’s request the Neighbourhood Partnership has also organised Community Payback to visit the park to cut back the scrub along the path on the western edge of the park.
Another improvement has been the new entrance chicane from Dudridge Lane for which the Neighbourhood Partnership allocated ‘section 106′ funding. The Council’s highways department will complete this work by installing drop kerbs to make it easier for parents with buggies to cross the road.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Friends of Dundridge Park then look for notices in the park advertising their meetings. You can also visit their facebook group and they will also be launching a new website soon.