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Improving the view at Riversley Park

Published on Monday, 12th December 2016

We’re undertaking some maintenance works at Riversley Park which will improve the scenery and open up the view of the Museum and Art Gallery.

Several diseased trees have already been removed and a third willow, on the river bank adjacent to the Vicarage Road bridge is due to be removed soon as its roots have penetrated the footway and so presents a hazard.

The removal of this willow, together with a copse of bamboo to the front of Vicarage Street will have the effect of opening up the view of the Museum and Art Gallery from the road.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure said:

“The work at Riversley Park is part of our ongoing maintenance programme. Several diseased or dangerous trees have been removed, together with some shrubs that had become unmanageable. We’ll be replanting in the Spring with something more suitable but we’re keen to retain the new open view of the Museum and Art Gallery as it’s such a beautiful building.”