Prior Park play area repairs are planned

Repair works to a Tweedmouth play park have been ordered.

Friday, 15th February 2019, 09:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 16:16 pm
Renovations at Grove Gardens South play park in Tweedmouth.

Berwick Town Council put repairs at the Grove Gardens South play area on hold after an outbreak of vandalism shortly after it had been refurbished.

This resulted, among other issues, in damage to a newly installed mulch-bond safety surface.

As, following installation of CCTV, no further incidents have been reported, repair works to a see-saw and safety surfaces have now been ordered.

At the same time, repairs to the mulch-bond surface at Newfields play area will be undertaken.

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At a meeting of the local services committee, councillors also discussed a Lowry Trail panel on Palace Street which has been damaged by high wind. Northumberland County Council has agreed to pay for repairs as a one-off but inquiries are to be made to find out who is responsible for their upkeep and a report will be made at the next meeting.

“They are an asset so someone needs to take responsibility for them,” said Coun Robert Bruce.

The town council has also been asked if it would like to take on responsibility for the noticeboard at The Parade.

Members have agreed to provide a seat for the bus shelter on West End Road in Tweedmouth, near the junction with Union Park Road, following a proposal by Coun Alex Gibson.

“It should have been done a lot time before now,” he said.

Councillors were also informed that the St Bartholomew’s Crescent allotment is now regularised as part of the council’s stock as a tenancy agreement has been signed.