Published Friday, 3 February 2017

The Phillips Memorial Park footpaths will be resurfaced and repaired as part of the final stages of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund-supported Phillips Memorial Park Improvement Project.

Work on the footpaths, which will include filling in potholes and resurfacing to improve pedestrian, wheelchair and pushchair access to the Green Flag Award winning park, will commence on Monday 6 February and last for around five weeks - subject to weather conditions.  

Contractors will lay new Tarmac surfacing to match the existing pathways and install a section of black basalt self-binding gravel by the swamp cypresses.  

All excavations will be done by hand and compaction of the new surface will be done with a vibrating plate to minimise potential damage to the surrounding trees.  

The work will be carried out consecutively in four sections to reduce disruption to people who use the park. 

Some footpaths will be closed while the work is carried out but residents will be able to use sign-posted diversion routes. The diversions will run via the paths and boardwalks within the park so that no one is forced to walk across muddy or grassy areas. Dog walkers should be particularly aware of the closures and keep a close eye on their pets while the work is ongoing.