Makeover planned for Woodley’s Woodford Park

LAKE Boardwalk visualisation

WOODFORD Park Lake is set for a spring clean.

Specialist contractors Ebsford Environmental will create new areas for pond dipping as well as a new boardwalk and deck.

Overgrown vegetation will be cut back and improvements to boost wildlife are also included in the scheme which starts this week.

Woodley Town Council Leader, Keith Baker, said: “We are very proud of the improvement work which has taken place so far, creating a positive and nurturing environment for the plants and wildlife.

“We look forward to working with Ebsford Environmental to continue the regeneration of Woodford Park lake and the surrounding area for both the local wildlife and community.”

Nick Hartley, managing director of Ebsford added: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Woodley Town Council and assisting with reforming the lake to improve biodiversity.

“It’s fantastic to work with Councils who are keen to invest in improvements to the environment alongside improving community areas. We are looking forward to seeing the end result and helping to revive this area.”

Mr Hartley stressed there would be no disruption to wildlife.

Extensive surveys ahead of the project’s start have been carried out to identify what inhabits the lake and surrounding areas with an ecology management plan implemented to ensure precautions are taken to protect wildlife.

The works will ensure long term biodiversity benefits are established for the future.

Information boards will be displayed around the lake to provide detailed explanations about the various stages as the works are carried out.

And leaflets are also available from the Oakwood Centre and Woodford Park Leisure Centre.

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