Council hopes to zip up revamp grant cash - The Evesham Observer

Council hopes to zip up revamp grant cash

Evesham Editorial 6th May, 2022   0

AN AMBITIOUS £45,000 bid to bring a zip wire and trim trail to a much-loved Pershore park has been launched by town council chiefs.

In addition to a possible boost to Abbey Park and its surroundings, Pershore Town Council also hope to make enhancements to Broad Street in the heart of the town.

Bids have to been made to Wychavon District Council’s Community Legacy Grant scheme and the council wants residents to make their voices heard on both proposals.

Pershore Youth Council have been fund-raising for some years in the hope of installing a zipwire in Abbey Park – a piece of equipment they felt had was more in line with the age range of high school students to which the Youth Council was drawn from.

Should it be approved, the proposed zip wire will be built on land between the playground and skate park.

Additionally, the town council is on the hunt for a site for a trim trail in order to encourage residents young and old, and with all abilities, to take part in some fun exercise.

A town council spokesperson said: “There is very little informal exercise equipment which is free to use in Pershore and it is felt this would be a well-used extra facility on the park.”

“It is hoped the trim trail would incorporate a mixture of timber and steel equipment to provide a mix of exercises in keeping with the surrounding area.”

The exact location of the trim trail is to be decided in conjunction with Wychavon District Council.

Longer term, the town council has responded to suggestions in the Pershore Town Plan to make Broad Street a town square.

As a result, a bid for funding to relocate car parking, bus stops, street furniture and a change to the road network and traffic signals on the High Street has been made.

Planning permission would also be needed to make the suggestions a reality.

“Pershore is considered by those who live and work here to be an independent spirited town with events at its heart,” the spokesperson added.

“It’s suggested bringing the town’s varied and vibrant events programme into a revitalized Broad Street would reinforce its bustling independent retail and food and drink offer.”

“The scheme has the support of both Wychavon and Worcestershire County Council who would have to carry out the works.”

Members of Pershore Town Council will be outside the town hall next Saturday (May 14) from 10am to midday to answer questions on the proposals.

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