Users of Roseburn Park have got their park back at last! The flood prevention works have now been completed, on budget and on time, and plans are under way to improve the facilities in the park. A new children's playpark will replace the old one which, because of the height of the flood-walls, is now in rather a hidden corner. The new playpark will be at the Roseburn Place end of the park and will have activities for slightly older children, as well as the younger ones who have enjoyed the existing one until now.
The Friends of Roseburn Park have obtained funding to commission a bench for the park, carved from a tree-trunk as a memorial to the trees which had to be felled as part of the flood prevention work. The Friends also have plans for the derelict toilet-block at the northern edge of the park, with planning permission to convert it into a community café.
Meanwhile, they have seen off an attempt to sell off a strip of land at the eastern entrance to the park. You can find out more at www.friendsofroseburnpark.org.uk.
Local Councillor Gillian Gloyer says: "The new bunds and walls will be a great reassurance to residents whose homes have been flooded in the past. It's exciting that there are so many plans to improve the park so that everyone can enjoy it."