Work to start on Beechwood Park Entertainment Project
Posted on Friday 29th September 2017
Work to create an entertainment area in Beechwood Park is due to start on Monday, 2 October.
The project will be sited on the area which used to house the paddling pool on land near Beechwood House.
The project can now go ahead after the Friend of Newport’s Ornamental Parks were successful in applying for £100,000 from the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) to pay for the work.
Staff from Landcraft of Cardiff will be on site to carry out the work which is due to last eight weeks.
Newport City Council is also spending around £30,000 for development work at the park including new plants and signage.
The council is asking residents to be patient while the work is ongoing as there will obviously be heavy machinery on site and possible disruption for park users.
Once complete the Beechwood Park Entertainment Project will provide an undercover area to stage events in the park.
Beechwood Park is a 30 acre park with mature trees and play areas with entrances on Chepstow Road, Christchurch Road and Beechwood Road.
Councillor Debbie Harvey, Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure said she was delighted the Friends had managed to draw down the funds for this project.
“We hope that by investing in Beechwood Park, with projects such as this and a new tennis court, plus the development work planned in the coming months, will mean this popular park will also be considered for Green Flag status in the future like the award winning Belle Vue Park.
“Once the work is finished on the entertainment area it will be an ideal venue for a variety of events and I look forward to seeing the completed project,” said Councillor Harvey.