Over recent years I have had a lot of comments from residents as well as the park rangers about Sutherland Grange. In general, these are that we’re lucky to have such a facility on our doorstep, but a few improvements are needed.
As promised earlier in the year a package of work is being completed to improve the Grange and make it more accessible and more useable. All else being equal this work will be completed by the end of January.
Some trees have had to be removed from the entrance before drainage works can be conducted to make the entrance less muddy. We will plant replacements (and more). Some of the trees at the entrance have also been cut back to make sure that it is safer to get out of the car park.
Vegetation at the front of the Grange has been cut back and revealed some nasty litter issues.
Elsewhere new bins, new benches, better fencing and a small footbridge will be installed at the Grange. The old fence at the Eastern end of the Grange will be removed, which will make the site more accessible. Planting here will take place to improve the ecology of the area.
There is more to do at Sutherland Grange (and the rest of our parks). If you do have any comments or suggestions please get in touch with me.