Bicester Town Council are thrilled to welcome Cllr Jolanta Lis as the new Mayor of Bicester. Monday’s Mayor Making ceremony was a fantastic evening with many community groups coming together. We are sure that Jolanta will be an excellent Mayor and we wish her and her consort Lars, every success for the forthcoming year. Her charities for the year will be the Hummingbird Centre, local scouting groups and the Army Cadet Force.
Bicester Town Council are delighted to announce that the majority of the new play area at Garth Park is now open.
Please be assured that we are working hard to ensure we can open the remaining area as soon as possible.
Garth Park Play Area Update 14 March 2016:
Due to the recent heavy rain fall the Play Area is unfortunately not ready for opening just yet. The groundworks still require time to establish which will involve some further time under better weather conditions.
However please be assured will we being doing everything we can to have the facility open at the earliest opportunity.
We also await the results from the Tesco Bags of Help support fund in which the Town Council have submitted a bid. We hope to secure funding to improve the fencing, signage and additional vegetation in the already upgraded Play Area.
Watch this space for more information!!
The annual charity fun walk is back this Good Friday with a gentle jaunt of approximately 3 miles planned to leave Garth Park at 11am. The route is dog friendly and we look forward to seeing you there.
You can also enter on the day.
Click here for more information.
The new Garth Park play area is beginning to take shape and due to the mild conditions, the installation programme has kept on track – although wet weather is providing a challenge in avoiding damage to areas not being refurbished such as the existing grassed areas.
All the old play features have been removed and the new equipment is fixed in place with rubber safety matting being installed – we were able to refurbish and restore the wheelchair friendly roundabout and have reused the original slide on a new hilled area.
The old concrete fixings have been utilised in making up the basis for the natural hills that will add an extra dimension to the play area, with large tunnels through the middle. The exciting new water feature is in the process of being cobbled which will follow with pointing across the finish – the water from this feature will be drained into straight into the new café where it will be reused as toilet water.
The outstanding work contains a number of key components to make this area the ‘finished article’ and this includes turfing, soft planting and seeding. We are of course in the hands of the weather and the play area cannot open until these things have established and grass/seeds have taken.
So watch this space for the date of the grand opening and meanwhile watch out for the work on the new café as groundworks for this also commenced this week!!
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The Winter edition of the Garth Gazette is now at print and will be delivered shortly to many houses in Bicester. If you cannot wait that long then click here for an e-version!!