Work on a major transformation of a popular park in Stone is expected to begin early next year.
The makeover of the town’s Westbridge Park includes proposals for a new multi-use games area, children’s playground, skate park, and outdoor gym as well as improved landscaping, picnic and seating areas, along with a dedicated space for events to take place.
It is the next stage of the project following the opening of the Stone Leisure Centre in 2019 and a new HQ for the town’s Girl Guides at Westbridge Park – as part of the £9 million Stafford Borough Council investment.
Additional plans to show a view of the new park will be unveiled in the summer and as part of the process the council will be looking for feedback from local residents and organisations before a final scheme is agreed.
Councillor Carolyn Trowbridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure at the Borough Council, said: “This is great news for young people and families in Stone. We have a tremendous track record in developing fantastic leisure and play facilities in the borough – such as the new leisure centre at Stone - and Westbridge Park will be no exception.
“I am very excited about having a glimpse of how the park will look when these new proposals are unveiled in a few months’ time.”
Councillor Trowbridge stressed that the council would continue to update residents as work developed to ensure people and businesses had accurate information about the plans.
She added: “Our aim is to produce a destination close to the town centre that local people can be proud of, where families and friends can spend many hours enjoying time together in the open air, while children enjoy great facilities and that is designed to complement its wonderful setting.”
Press Release No 5746