Funding secured for ‘pocket park’ in Windsor

Published: Monday, 18th March 2019

A park in the heart of Windsor will be refurbished to create a pocket park for residents to enjoy.

Trinity Wildlife Garden will feature a pond, sculpture and benches and is intended to enhance the wellbeing of local residents, including those in sheltered housing at Viscount Court, and users of the neighbouring Clarence Medical Centre.

Funding has been secured from the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork South via the government’s pocket parks scheme with additional support from the council to refurbish the area in Vansittart Road, Windsor.

The area will reopen by Christmas as a ‘Pocket park’ called Trinity Wildlife Garden, and will provide a restful space for the quiet enjoyment of nature.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “We all need to spend time outdoors to stay happy and healthy and we know that local people in Windsor and Maidenhead cherish their parks and open spaces. This new garden will be a fantastic addition to those facilities, and will provide real benefit to the local community.”

A public consultation on the design is due to take place in May and June with the refurbishment work taking place in August.

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