Telford park to get revamp
Work to revamp a popular park in Telford – which will include creating a memorial garden – is expected to start this week.
Improvements are being made to Dawley Park as part of a scheme by Great Dawley Town Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.
The improvement scheme will focus on the bowling green area of the park which has not been as well used at it once was and as a result has had issues with anti-social behaviour.
The planned scheme will see the area remodelled to create a fenced off bowling green with access restricted to authorised bowling groups and maintenance teams.
CCTV will also be installed and there will be a new centenary war memorial garden to provide a peaceful place for people to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
A story-telling area will also be created for schools and other community groups to use.
The garden design will feature three pathways leading to a circular area in the middle where a new memorial sculpture will be situated with seating around it.
The park was dedicated in 2016 as a Centenary Fields memorial space by the national charity Fields in Trust and Royal British Legion to mark the centenary of the First World War.
The surrounding planting will provide year-round interest, including flowering cherry trees and a mix of shrubs and perennials.
Telford-based Nobridge Nurseries has designed the garden and will provide the plants and undertake the soft landscaping.
Council contractors will be doing the hard landscaping.
The scheme is expected to be completed in time for summer.