Railings to be installed in Chichester's Priory Park

Work to install railings in Priory Park, Chichester will start this week.

The railings will replace an old wooden fence which had deteriorated and was in a bad condition. Work has already started to remove the old fence and carry out heavy pruning to the hedge so that the new railings can be installed from Wednesday 4 October.

The idea for railings was raised several years ago by the Friends of Priory Park, a voluntary group set up to promote, conserve and protect the park.

The work is being funded by money from developer contributions known as Section 106. Historic England has also been involved in the planning stages of the project.

Councillor Roger Barrow, Cabinet Member for Contract Services at Chichester District Council, says: "This project has been in the pipeline for a while and once finished, will really enhance the park. As well as improving park security, the railings will also be aesthetically pleasing and fit in with the surroundings.

"Although some hard pruning has been carried out to allow the work to take place, the gaps in the vegetation will disappear over the coming seasons, aided by some extra plants.

"We estimate that work will take a couple of weeks but members of the public will still have access to the park. Where installation work is taking place, our contractors will fence off a section of path at a time and put signs up to inform people. We hope that people will be pleased with the finished result."

Date of Release: 3 October 2017  

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