Despite all the freak summer weather conditions, the contractors Back-on-Track and Jane's Pond have persevered and the heavy work is practically complete, although the track could do with extra time to bed down.
However, the grass turfing and seeding are in too fragile a state to hold a mass picnic on 21st July and we have postponed the celebration until 29th September. The ground just wouldn't stand the heavy use so soon after laying.
Similarly, the pump track will benefit from a longer bedding-in period before intensive use.
The park will be open over the summer holidays, with some areas screened off to prevent compacting the ground if (!) the wet weather continues, and we hope people will respect the signs.
So, although we have to postpone the celebration, there will be the chance to visit the park during the August school holidays. And the landscaping will look so much better in September !
The volunteer planting/work will still take place on 14th July from 2pm.