Great news – following the community feedback about the Victoria Park Masterplan, the team are going to be able to make some important changes very soon. Having more places to sit within the park was identified as a key issue for many visitors, so more seating will be added in the next few months. Also, you’ll see some new distance way markers installed to help people navigate the site a bit more easily.
The large scale improvement plan is still moving forward, and we’re in the process of forming two groups who will support with the project too. The first is a Steering Group who can help us oversee the project, and the second is a more informal group made up of young people, school children, and people who enjoy wheeled sports, who can share ideas about the redevelopment of the wheeled sports area within the park.
If you’d like to be part of either group, please email to let us know! You can reach us at [email protected]
If you’d like to take a look at the masterplan, or discuss the plans for Victoria Park in more detail, there will be a team in the park this Saturday, 15th October from 2pm until 4pm. We look forward to seeing you there 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has shared their feedback and ideas. We’ve gone through all of the comments, and we now have an updated plan for Victoria Park. You can see an updated copy of the plan below, or you can click here to see the image in a larger view: Victoria Park Masterplan v1
As mentioned previously, the improvement works will take place in phases:
Phase 1 works include upgrading pathways, surfacing, and drainage around the park. This includes tackling water run off issues in the wheeled sports area, providing a new path to the Clock Tower, and improving the surface around the Band Stand. Repairs to the Band Stand itself will also take place and tree works will be undertaken to allow more light to reach the area. New play equipment will also be installed during this phase, and a woodland walk with better surfacing, planting, and bat and bird boxes will be created too.
Phase 2 will see more access improvements, changes to the outdoor gym area, improvements to the wheeled sports area, the creation of a cycle track for children, and the addition of an outdoor learning facility.
During phase 3, the North, South and West entrances will be improved by making repairs and installing decorative signs and colourful planting. The fountain and multi-use games area will both be repaired, and woodland management projects including underplanting, tree surveys and crown lifting will begin.
The final phase of works, phase 4, includes boundary wall and railing repairs, the installation of a flagpole, the creation of trails, the installation of artwork and way makers, and further work on the bowling green.
As you can all imagine, this is a long-term plan for Victoria Park and the changes will need to take place over several years. However, now that we have a plan, the fundraising work can begin. This takes time, but as soon as we have any updates from funders about the project, we will let you know – so do keep checking back here for updates.
A really positive article in the Rossendale Free Press about the masterplan and suggestions for Victoria Park 🙂
You can read the article here: RFP Victoria Park 15.7.22_
If you want to let us know what you think of the plan, there’s still time! You can see a large version of the design by clicking on this link: Victoria Park Masterplan for consultation and you can complete the online survey here: Victoria Park Consultation.
The feedback and comments about the Victoria Park Masterplan for improvements are continuing to reach us – thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey. If you haven’t done it yet, there’s still time 🙂
You can access the questionnaire here: Victoria Park Consultation.
The masterplan is on the post below, but if you would like to see a larger version of this image, please click on this link: Victoria Park Masterplan for consultation
Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey about the proposed improvements at Victoria Park. If you haven’t shared your thoughts and feedback yet, there’s still time. You can do this by logging on here: Victoria Park Consultation. The survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete, but it will help us see what the priority issues are for local people 🙂
The masterplan is below, but if you would like to see a larger version of this image, please click on this link: Victoria Park Masterplan for consultation
We’re delighted to share the masterplan for improvements for Victoria Park, and we’d really like to get your feedback. You can let us know what you think by completing this very short survey: Victoria Park Consultation.
As well as commenting on the current proposal, you can also share your own ideas and suggestions for the space. The survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete, but it will help us see what the priority issues are for local people 🙂
If you would like to see a larger version of this image, please click on the link below:
Victoria Park Masterplan for consultation
We had a lovely afternoon with local residents, councillors, council officers and representatives from the local school at Victoria Park last week. Everyone was full of ideas as to how the park could be improved to suit all users. We will now try and capture all of these ideas into one plan. Once we have a plan, we’ll share with the wider community in order to gain more feedback and a sense of priority – so look out for a survey and details popping through your letterbox soon. We’ll update you on progress here too, so check back regularly for more information.
Proffitts are delighted to be working alongside Rossendale Borough Council and Haslingden Community Partnership on plans to improve Victoria Park in Haslingden.
The first step will be to meet with local representatives on site to find out what they think of the space and what they would like to see improved. Once this has been done, we’ll create a masterplan outlining some of the changes that could be made across the site. Then, once we have the plan, we will ask local residents and park users to let us know what they think about the proposed changes. You will be able to comment on the existing plan, and you can also let us know if you have any other suggestions or recommendations for the space too. Keep checking this site for updates on the masterplan and the survey too.