Views wanted on proposed revamp of Hillmorton park - The Rugby Observer

Views wanted on proposed revamp of Hillmorton park

Rugby Editorial 29th Jan, 2020   0

AMBITIOUS plans to revamp Hillmorton Recreation Ground have been unveiled by Rugby Borough Council.

The council has published a masterplan detailing a range of improvements to the Featherbed Lane park, and has opened a public consultation to ask residents for their views.

The plan was drawn up following a public consultation in the spring, in which over 150 Hillmorton residents and community organisations had their say.

Many of their ideas have been incorporated in the plan, which includes an outdoor gym and picnic area to complement the existing children’s play area and skatepark.

The masterplan also includes wildflower meadows and grassland to create habitats for wildlife, and the planting of dozens of trees – including the creation of an orchard to surround the park’s windmill mound, a Scheduled Ancient Monument thought to date back to the medieval period.

Space for ball games is also included in the plan.

The council’s environment and public realm spokesman Coun Howard Roberts said: “The masterplan for Hillmorton Recreation Ground maintains the park’s status as a place for sport and leisure while also furthering the council’s work to create sustainable, natural environments for wildlife and pollinators.

“We have worked with the Hillmorton community throughout the process of drawing up this masterplan, and we welcome comments from the community before moving forward to the next stage of the project.”

Following the consultation, the council plans to finalise the masterplan before drawing up a management plan for the recreation ground and applying for funding for the project.

Visit for more information and to comment on the masterplan. The consultation closes at 5pm on February 26.


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