Park to undergo major revamp

October 04 2021
Park to undergo major revamp

Cromwell Crescent Park is undergoing a makeover which will see more natural play features, picnic tables and cycle hoops installed.

New all-weather paths will also be created and more benches and bins will be added during the works being carried out by Worcester City Council.

An iron entrance gate and posts originally made in a Worcester foundry will be restored and new railings will be installed by Cromwell Crescent.

During autumn and spring measures to boost biodiversity will be introduced, including the installation of bird and bat boxes, creation of a wildflower meadow and planting of new bulbs, shrubs and trees.

“This investment will really improve the experience of visitors to this much-loved park,” said Conservative councillor Andy Stafford, who chairs Worcester City Council’s environment committee.

“It will also ensure that it continues to provide a safe haven for birds and bats, with the new wildflower meadow helping to boost the numbers of bees and other insect pollinators.”

City council staff and contractors will be supported by members of Community Payback, a national scheme which allows offenders to work, under close supervision, on projects to pay back the community for their crimes.

The park will remain open while improvements are being made but the entrance on Cromwell Crescent will remain closed for around two months while the work is carried out.

The park can be accessed through the entrance at Foxwell Street.