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Major revamp planned for Tettenhall beauty spots

By Annabal Bagdi | Tettenhall | News | Published:

Beauty spots in the city could be transformed thanks to an £180,000 cash boost if plans are given the green light.

Park of Tettenhall Green could be revamped under the plans

Wolverhampton Council wants to use the cash from property developers to improve two open spaces in Tettenhall.

It is now looking for residents to have their say on plans to revamp Tettenhall Upper Green and Penk Rise.

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment, said: "As a council, we have a duty to ensure our open space facilities are safe to use and meet the needs of residents and visitors.

“We have put forward two options for Tettenhall Upper Green, one to replace the existing pool apparatus and another for a brand-new pathway with outdoor gym facilities, which have been popular in other open spaces in Wolverhampton.

“I strongly encourage residents and visitors to Tettenhall to have their say in our consultation, to help us make the right choice on improving two of our most-loved beauty spots in the city.”

The council has about £180,000, from companies who have recently built new residential developments in the area, to spend on overhauling the places earmarked.

It is looking to carry out a complete upgrade of the children's play area at Penk Rise, with plans to increase its size.

More 'modern and vibrant' play equipment would be brought in, as well as facilities so children of all physical abilities could play together.

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Existing surfacing and fencing would be replaced, with new colourful rubber safety surfacing under the play equipment.

Council staff have established two options for changes at Tettenhall Upper Green, which they claim will increase visitor numbers and improve health.

The first option would involve replacing the apparatus and pipework of Tettenhall Pool to enable children to enjoy the paddling pool.

The alternative option would be to install new outdoor gym equipment, alongside a pathway to link the pool and car park to an existing route.

Residents can now share their views and take part in the consultation before it ends on December 21.

See the proposals and take part in the consultation at wolverhampton.gov.uk/consultations or visit Tettenhall Library.

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi
@AnnabalB_Star

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton.

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