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Pathway improvements completed at Court Hey Park

by Cathy Sheel

Visitors to Court Hey Park in Huyton are now able to make use of new-look paths and walkways following the completion of improvement works at the park.

The improvements, which improved accessibility around the park, are funded by a £75,000 grant from Veolia in partnership with the Mersey River Trust, and £19,000 from Viridor Credits in partnership with the Friends of Court Hey Park. The improvements include:

  • resurfacing of the stone pedestrian path at the Roby Road entrance to create an all-weather surface;
  • repairs to path surfaces damaged by tree roots, including the paths on the Back Field and those leading into the Sunken Garden;
  • tree works and vegetation removal;
  • creation of a new flexi pave pedestrian path from Thornton Road to the Sunken Garden, and an accessible stone path into and around the Community Orchard, and
  • creation of an off-line flood storage wetland.

Next month (October) will also see the completion of updated vehicle road markings into and out of the park, as well as a number of Community Planting Events. For further details about how to get involved contact: enquiries.ess@knowsley.gov.uk

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “Court Hey Park is a much loved green space used by many walkers and visitors every day and we are delighted to have been awarded this funding which has made these works possible. These improvements have not only improved access to the park, but have provided new, accessible walkways to some of its key attractions.”