A MASTER plan is being drawn up to revamp Christchurch Gardens in Leamington.
The plan is being developed jointly between the Friends of Christchurch Gardens, Warwick District Council and landscape architects Plincke. It will set out how to improve the gardens in the short term but also ensure there is a strategy in place to maintain them for future generations to enjoy.
The gardens, known to many as “top park”, are a valued green space in the heart of Leamington which provide a welcome to visitors arriving from the north as well as an informal place for residents to exercise and socialise.
Friends chair, Alison Chantrey, said “We’re really excited about this opportunity to work with Warwick District Council and the local community to agree a master plan for the gardens.
“In these financially difficult times, a strong plan with public support will help us to attract funding for this much loved space.”
Before Christmas, the friends group asked key stakeholders to identify what works well in the gardens and what doesn’t work so well. They’ve identified weaknesses to address and threats to be mitigate, strengthens to build upon and potential opportunities.
As part of the next step in the development of the master plan, the public are invited to drop-in sessions from 11am to 2pm on Saturday February 3 at Christchurch Gardens – or the foyer of Holy Trinity Church in the event of bad weather – and from 11am until 3.30pn on Saturday February 10 in the Royal Priors Shopping Centre.
The friends will also be holding a tidy up in the gardens from 11am until noon on Saturday February 3.
All tools and equipment will be provided for a litter pick and some light gardening. All are welcome, including children, who must be accompanied by an adult.
To find out more visit the Friends’ Facebook page @FriendsofChristchurchGardens