IMPROVEMENTS to public spaces have been announced as Leamington prepares to welcome spectators and competitors for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Ornate new fencing, footpath repairs, the refurbishment of public benches and tree management are included in a series of improvements to the town’s public spaces.
The work, delivered by Warwick District Council (WDC), will be underway shortly starting with York Walk – expected to become a well-used route by visitors to the games.
The refurbishments also come ahead of the town’s role as an official venue for the Lawn Bowls and Para Bowls competitions.
WDC culture spokeswoman Moira-Ann Grainger said: “These improvement plans have been carefully considered, so that they are in keeping with the rich culture, history and creativity of our town, not only leaving a lasting impression with visitors to the games, but also a legacy to be enjoyed by our community for generations to come.”
The improvements package is being funded by a government grant of more than £1.5million, through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP)
CWLEP vice chair Marion Plant added the work would create a good impression during the ‘unprecedented showcase’ of the town as it plays host to the games, as well as benefitting residents.