New Developments

This page will provide information on current projects within our parks and play areas and is aimed to keep you updated on progress and details on a regular basis.

Plymouth Road Commemorative Bench

Here are details about a new commemorative, bespoke, art inspired semi circle tree bench in Plymouth Road Memorial Gardens, as an improvement to the open space.

Important - Progress Update and Official Opening Date Changes

The work project for the Commemorative bench is progressing with different elements and partners involved.  However, due to final approvals of the specifications for the 37thSignal Regiment panels within the design of the bench, this has meant the completion date has been delayed and opening ceremony will not be on 11th November 2017.    We are currently arranging an alternative opening ceremony date with the 37th Signal Regiment at a suitable time for their calendar which will now be scheduled for the early part of the new year.  Once details have been finalised we will update the New Development Page.  We apologise for the delays and look forward to confirming the official opening and completion of the project.

Picture of the plaque pattern, completed by local artists, which will form part of the pathway link to the bench.

Important - Progress Update 8/12/17

RBC are pleased to confirm that the works has been started on the Plymouth Road Commemorative bench.  The civils contractors have constructed the footpath leading to the bench using block paving design and incorporated the centre 37th Signal Regiment plaque within the path.  The semi-circle, stainless steel bespoke tree bench will be completed and installed by the 7th/8th December.

Pictures of work on the Commemorative Bench


Officers from RBC will be meeting with key personnel from the 37th Signal Regiment this week to review the work and confirm the date, timing and format of the official opening in the new year and this will then be posted on the next update in the new year.


Matchborough Natural Elements

We are working with play contractors, artists and Matchborough First School, Arrow Vale High School and Kingfisher School to improve the open space in Matchbrough West.

The work has been funded using local S106 (planning gain) funding for play, to develop new interesting natural adventure play opportunities across the site for toddlers and young families in the locality.

Part of Matchborough Natural Elements being delivered (photo 6)

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