Thursday, 24 October 2013

£80,000 PLAY AREA SCHEME AND BIG HOPES FOR DALE END PARK




COMMUNITY  GROUP
HAS A VIEW…
TO BETTERING THINGS!


 Local people call it the Valley- a popular area for walks beside the River Petteril at Petteril Bank in Carlisle.

But the Valley is also well-known for its panoramic views of  the river- and the  M6 motorway and the West Coast main line- as it  quietly meanders its way into the city,  bound for the  River Eden.
Petteril Bank people say this  view of the river (seen in picture) is one of the loveliest   in the city. 

There are now hopes that this view will soon be much better known  following recent  efforts to improve the area. efforts that were prompted by the local community group, Carlisle South Community Association.

The association is well-known for its environmental work in Petteril Bank. particularly for the efforts led by Jenny Cray (pictured here) to make the area free of dog dirt.

Jenny`s efforts have been given publicity thoughout the city by the city council  Her picture is on the city buses and the council`s rubbish collection lorries. She is vice-chairman of the associaton

Jenny and other members of the association have been working with the city council Open Spaces Team for several months on work to improve the area, starting with the play area in  Dale End Park  which adjoins the Valley.

Groundwork North East and Cumbria is also involved, putting together a £80,000 scheme to  remove and renew play equipment  and install some new items.

The scheme is just a start.

 Hopefully the park and the valley with its lovely views will eventually be improved by more schemes and will eventually take its place alongside  the better-known city parks, Chances Park,  Rickerby Park, Talkin Tarn, and Hammonds Pond.

Carlisle South Community Association is part of Carlisle Tenants` and Residents`Federation.


Community Voice, Carlisle is the blog of Carlisle Tenants` and Residents`Federation. Information about the Federation Is contained in the first post of the blog, dated March 25 2013