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City Council invites public to have their say on plans to improve Wolverhampton beauty spots

City of Wolverhampton Council is consulting with the public to assist in the decision making process with plans to improve open spaces in Tettenhall.

The council has approximately £180,000, in developers' contributions, designated to improve public open spaces at Tettenhall Upper Green and Penk Rise.

For Penk Rise, the council is suggesting a complete upgrade of the existing children's play area, which is nearing the end of its useful lifespan.

The footprint of the play area would be enlarged to accommodate modern, vibrant play equipment suitable for a wide range of ages and ability levels. The equipment would also include specially designed 'inclusive equipment' which provides both disabled and able bodied children with the opportunity to play together.

All existing surfacing and fencing would also be replaced, with new colourful rubber safety surfacing under the play equipment.

For Tettenhall Upper Green, the council has identified 2 options for consideration to benefit residents, increase visitors and improve health and wellbeing in the local community.

Option 1: To replace the apparatus and pipework of Tettenhall Pool. This work would enable local children to enjoy the paddling pool for many years to come.     

Option 2: The installation of new outdoor gym equipment to provide residents with an opportunity to improve their health and fitness for free. A new pathway to also be installed to link the pool and car park to the existing path which runs across the green to increase local walkers and dog walkers to enjoy the site in all weathers.

During the re-commissioning of Tettenhall Pool for 2019, it was confirmed the water treatment and pumping systems are beyond serviceable life expectancy and no longer compliant with current legislation and guidance.

The council has been advised that the pool should not be re-opened until appropriate measures have been carried out.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: "As a council, we have a duty to ensure our open space facilities are safe to use and meet the needs of residents and visitors.

"We have put forward two options for Tettenhall Upper Green, one to replace the existing pool apparatus and another for a brand new pathway with outdoor gym facilities which have been popular in other open spaces in Wolverhampton.

"I strongly encourage residents and visitors to Tettenhall to have their say in our consultation, to help us make the right choice on improving two of our most loved beauty spots in the city."

To take part in the consultation please visit Consultations. The consultation closes on Friday 21 December, 2018.

Plans are also available on display at Tettenhall Library along with paper questionnaires.

  • released: Wednesday 12 December, 2018