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LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT




PARKS AND GREENSPACE ASSET
MANAGEMENT STRATEG...
1.0   Introduction

      The purpose of this document is to guide the resources and efforts of the
      Leisure Services...
Some 749 completed questionnaires were returned by respondents from the
2997 valid addresses which were mailed to after in...
Copies of the entire document was made available in all local libraries, on the
       Sefton website, and on request. Fin...
community-based training or skills, and charitable fund raising; and Promote self-
       confidence and esteem;
   • Prov...
3.1   Borough scale

      The largest and highest profile parks for which users would be expected to
      travel some di...
3.3   Neighbourhood scale

      A smaller site, with a less diverse range of provision. It may well be that
      these s...
Average
             Poor
             Very poor

4.2   Prioirtisation

      Bearing in mind the status scores described ...
recognised important as space is in need of improvement/
                    repair, and/ or if prioritisation could attra...
external funding to provide and develop it as a tourist attraction of regional
importance.

The main ‘district’ scale urba...
Category     of Site                                               Priority
      Park (scale)
      Borough         CROSB...
up the vast majority of the space, and providing new infrastructure to provide
      ‘Park’ features.

      Deansgate Lan...
Derby Park has received a significant amount of investment over recent years
      and is to receive a further contributio...
Broad Hey Community Woodland would be a new use/ site.

      It is estimated that a total of £1,106,000 investment is req...
The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in Sefton East Parishes
      until 2010/11 will be Rainbow Park.

     ...
Category     of Site                                                  Priority
      Park (scale)
      Borough
      Dist...
Meols Park is one of the key Gateway sites to the town. There is opportunity
to provide a good quality, District scale spo...
Category     of Site                                        Priority
Park (scale)
Borough         HESKETH PARK            ...
6.0   THE WAY FORWARD

      There are thirty-two priority 1 sites listed within this strategy. Officers
      estimate th...
South Park, Bootle

      Although this may vary from site to site, an average timescale to develop a
      vision plan an...
The possible sources of external funding might include monies received
      through the planning process in relation to n...
Appendix 1: site sheets


      Area committee action plans and priorities, (including potential
improvements, for info on...
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  1. 1. LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT SECTION LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARKS AND GREENSPACE ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Adopted by Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism 24th April 2008.
  2. 2. LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT SECTION LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARKS AND GREENSPACE ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Contents: 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Basis for development: consultation 2.0 Overarching strategic principles 3.0 Land classification 3.2 District Scale 3.3 Neighbourhood Scale 3.4 Local Scale 4.0 Site prioritisation 4.1 Condition Statuses and Assessment 4.2 Potential Improvements Categories 5.0 Area committee action plans and priorities 5.1 Crosby 5.2 Formby 5.3 Linacre and Derby 5.4 Litherland and Ford 5.5 Sefton East Parishes 5.6 St Oslwalds, Netheron and Orrell 5.7 Southport 6.0 The Way Forward 7.0 Potential funding 8.0 Performance indicators Appendix 1: Site sheets incl Potential Improvements (for info only) 24 Appendix 2: plans 96 Appendix 3: Performance Indicators 97
  3. 3. 1.0 Introduction The purpose of this document is to guide the resources and efforts of the Leisure Services Department with strategic priorities for management and development of its land stock in the future and to inform the allocation of external monies including those generated from s106. The Leisure Services Department is one of the largest land managers within the authority of Sefton. It owns and manages a wide range of sites from sites on the coast, to large Parks and open spaces, to smaller local sites in residential areas. In total, the section manages some 700 ha of land. Parks and land management provides many challenges and opportunities especially in a public context. At a macro scale, significant design decisions need to be made in order to assist that development and ongoing management of each facility. On a micro scale, features such as play areas; footpaths, fencing etc require regular maintenance and replacement on a cyclical basis. Further, open spaces are often made up largely of plant material living, growing, dying material which requires constant management. Within this document, all sites have been identified and designated into several classifications, they have then been assessed in terms of their current condition, and their condition when compared to the proposed designation, and sites have then been prioritised on an area-by-area basis. These overall priorities have then been developed into an action plan, on an area-by-area basis for the forthcoming years. This will be regularly reviewed. 1.1 Basis for development: consultation This strategy has been written in response to a wide variety of sources including current government guidance and legislation, the Unitary Development Plan and associated Supplementary Guidance Notes, professional assessment by officers, and importantly the General Best Value Survey last undertaken in 2003, recent Citizens Panel results and the Leisure Services General Residents Surveys 2005, 2006 and 2007. The most comprehensive of the consultation survey was the Leisure Services specific ones undertaken in the autumn of 2005, 2006 and 2007. Extract from summary of this document: Mott MacDonald MIS were commissioned by Sefton Leisure Services Department to carry out a ‘General Leisure Survey of Residents’. The survey was conducted to provide baseline information on leisure activities in the Borough and also follow up information to information previously obtained in Sefton Councils General Best value Survey 2003. Two mail outs were carried out, one at the beginning of November 2005 and then a further one to those who failed to respond within the set time period was sent at the end of November in an attempt to maximise response rates.
  4. 4. Some 749 completed questionnaires were returned by respondents from the 2997 valid addresses which were mailed to after invalid addresses (e.g. gone aways) had been removed giving an overall response rate of 25%. • Respondents were asked how frequently they had used parks and open spaces in the last twelve months. Three quarters used them in the last six months, and just under one quarter never used them. • Over four fifths of respondents said they felt Sefton’s parks and open spaces were either safe or very safe during the day, whilst just over a tenth felt they were safe at night. • The three most important factors in respondents’ decisions to visit a park/open space were a place to walk, to enjoy the atmosphere, and a place to relax. • When asked which issue mattered most to their enjoyment of parks and open spaces respondents most frequently said feeling safe. Followed by cleanliness, followed by general quality of the environment. • The change most frequently selected as being one respondents would like to see in their local park was better toilet facilities. This was followed by the provision of emergency call points/security cameras, and improved play facilities. • When asked what their main reason was for not visiting any park or open space in Sefton over the last 12 months, one fifth said work commitments, followed by the standard of facilities and being old/infirm. • When asked for comments on what could be done to improve Seftons parks and open spaces, the most popular suggestion, given by three tenths of respondents was regular security patrol. The second most popular suggestion was to keep them clean, given by just over one fifth of respondents, followed by the suggestion to keep them well maintained, given by just under a sixth of respondents. • When asked what their most visited park or open space was over the last 12 months respondents most frequently (three tenths) said Botanic Gardens, just over one tenth said Hesketh Park, followed by Victoria Park, Southport. Once a draft had been produced, a consultation process, undertaken over a 10 month period informed the development of this strategy. All Friends of parks, sports and other user groups were provided with a copy of the draft strategy for consultation. The draft strategy also received press coverage in a number of areas, especially Southport, Formby and Crosby.
  5. 5. Copies of the entire document was made available in all local libraries, on the Sefton website, and on request. Finally, the draft Strategy has been presented to six of the seven Area Committees (excluding Sefton East Parishes where the department only manages two main sites and negotiations are ongoing to pass these to Maghull Town Council following the Scrutiny and Review working parties previous recommendations). 2.0 Overarching strategic principles It is widely recognised that parks and open spaces offer many crucial benefits to the quality of life for local residents as well as contributing towards the vitality of towns and cities and major national agendas such as social inclusion, Heath and well being, childhood obesity, children’s play and youth diversionary youth activities, biodiversity. Sefton’s parks and open spaces are no different and we must plan how best we can meet the needs of our residents and visitors against the budgets that we manage and what external funding can be attracted to continue to provide the best quality facilities that we can afford. Figure A – BENEFITS OF PARKS AND OPEN SPACES Recreational resources for health and well-being Parks and open spaces are the most important places for recreation, with social and economic benefits. Parks and open spaces: • Provide opportunities to improve physical health and fitness and take part in a wide range of outdoor sport and activity, and for growing food; • Provide places for quiet contemplation and reflection, for relaxation, informal recreation, peace, space and beauty, all of which have a positive impact on mental health and well-being; • Provide a sense of the seasons and links with the natural world within the urban environment; • Provide an educational resource – an outdoor classroom stimulating ideas on art, design and natural sciences. Ecosystems sustaining nature and natural processes and Landscape Parks and open spaces help sustain nature and natural processes and help mitigate the effects of climate change, providing environmental and economic benefits. They: • Slow storm water runoff and provide holding areas for flood water, and so reduce drainage infrastructure; • Help reduce urban temperatures and humidity and provide shade and shelter from winds; • Provide a range of habitats for wildlife, promoting biodiversity; • Create buffers between built-up areas and different land-uses; • Provide routes to and from services for pedestrians and cyclists, and so contribute to reductions in car use: • Provide opportunities for the recycling of organic materials. Community development and education Parks and open spaces have social benefits including: • Help to strengthen community spirit, a sense of place, local character and identity among local people who share an interest in their welfare; • Provide cultural links with the past, a sense of place and identity; • Provide opportunities for community events, group and voluntary activity,
  6. 6. community-based training or skills, and charitable fund raising; and Promote self- confidence and esteem; • Provide safe areas for individuals, families, friends and groups of all ages to meet, talk and play; • Help children to learn about the natural environment and develop skills, self- confidence and esteem through outdoor play; • Help reduce crime, including through diversionary activities. As a contributor to regeneration and the local Economy Parks and open spaces provide economic benefits and help regeneration as they: • Help to create a favourable image of the area. (Many of our parks make an important contribution to the character of Conservation Areas, and four are on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens;) • Increase the value of surrounding homes, commercial and other properties; • Encourage employment and inward investment to an area, and help staff recruitment and retention; • Help to attract tourists; • Improve productivity (through better mental and physical health due to recreation on green space, improved recovery times). (Adapted from ‘Green Future’, GreenSpace Forum Ltd, 2005 Whilst each and every site requires specific thought and proposals, several overarching strategic priorities have been created to guide the management and development of the overall land stock: • To increase the quality of spaces more evenly and to avoid sharp contrasts between sites and areas, i.e. to not provide one excellent space and many poor ones • To have the biggest impact, we must rationalise and consolidate sites or facilities in order to avoid spreading resources too thinly. This may mean difficult decisions to close several poor sites or facilities, but the result should be one better quality site which can serve a wider range and number of the community • Increase the provision for better quality formal pitch sports • Increase the provision of better quality children’s play spaces and opportunities • Increase the provision for older children and young adults • Increase the provision of Skate Parks/ wheeled sports facilities 3.0 Land classifications With well over 200 sites under the department’s ownership, a classification system is required to assist in rationalisation. As per the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy (1994, and updated in 1998), the following four classifications have been made:
  7. 7. 3.1 Borough scale The largest and highest profile parks for which users would be expected to travel some distance to. These would be few and far between and would include the biggest and most diverse facilities and attractions within our parks. An example of this scale facility would be Botanic Gardens in Southport, or Derby Park in Bootle. Characteristics of a Borough Scale Park: • Few in number • High profile – specifically marketed and promoted, and on a borough wide scale • Provide a wide range of facilities (including built facilities with toilets) • Fairly large in size, able to accommodate a large number of visitors (attract over 50,000 visitors per year) • Worth travelling some distance to – serve the whole of the borough (and beyond) • Good community involvement – friends/ user groups • Highly accessible by all • Site specific management and development plan in place • Have Green Flag status 3.2 District scale A park of a good size and diversity, but smaller than a Borough scale. These would be more frequent, with most areas having access to such a site within 3km. An example of this scale of facility would be Duke Street Park in Formby or Victoria Park in Crosby. Characteristics of a District Scale Park: • More in number than the borough scale • Site specifically marketed and promoted at a district level (e.g. local newsletter etc north Southport wide etc) • Anticipate visitors from district area only (e.g. north Sefton/ Southport wide etc) • Smaller than borough scale, able to accommodate a smaller number of visitors (attract 20,000 - 50,000 visitors per year) • 3km catchment • Highly accessible by all • Good community involvement – friends/ user groups • Provide major facilities, but with less of a range than a borough scale facility • Site specific management and development plan in place • Have Green Flag status
  8. 8. 3.3 Neighbourhood scale A smaller site, with a less diverse range of provision. It may well be that these sites may be themed in a given area such that one would provide for pitch sports and another for children’s play. These sites will be frequent in an area with a catchment of approx 1km. Examples of this scale of facility would be Old Hall Park, Maghull or Orrel Mount Park in Litherland. Characteristics of a Neighbourhood scale park: • More frequent than district scale • Marketed and promoted at a neighbourhood level (e.g. local newsletter etc in Churchtown etc) • Smaller than district scale, able to accommodate a smaller number of visitors (attract up to 10,000 visitors per year) • Anticipate visitors from neighbourhood area only (eg Churchtown etc) • 1km catchment • Accessible by all • Some community involvement as appropriate, possible including friends/ user groups • Fewer major facilities • Different neighbourhood scale facilities would provide differing facilities • Site specific management and development plan in place 3.4 Local scale Local scale parks are the smallest sites which serve only a nearby catchment of the community. They are unlikely to have a diverse range of facilities sites in an area but may well serve differing needs individually. Examples of this scale of facility would be Netherton Green, Netherton or Pinfold Play Area, Ainsdale. Characteristics of a Local Scale Park: • Frequent and many in number – ideally within walking distance • 400m catchment • Not marketed or promoted • Small range of less intensive facilities • Generic management and development plan 4.0 Priorities 4.1 Condition Statuses and Assessment An assessment has been made for each site for its existing condition, and comparing this against its proposed designation/ vision. A score has then been assigned each of these as follows: Good
  9. 9. Average Poor Very poor 4.2 Prioirtisation Bearing in mind the status scores described in paragraph 4.1, each of the sites have then been given a priority score. The order for this prioritisation is as follows: • To address Health and safety issues • To maintain standards and prevent/ stop deterioration • To increase standards/ plug gaps in distribution of spaces Other factors considered in prioritisation: • Condition of existing facilities: This has already been measured in the audit, as described earlier. The existing condition score must have some input into choosing the priorities, but will not be the over-riding factor, as it is important to think strategically, to approach the process in the most fair and beneficial manner. • Number and condition of other facilities in that area: As in the case above, the presence of a reasonable number of high quality facilities in an area will reduce the need to prioritise others in that location for up grading. • Demographic population within the catchment area: It is strategically important to upgrade facilities in an area where there is a high number of potential users • Presence or absence of gardens or other facilities in the catchment area In districts with a high proportion of large gardens, or near other open spaces, for example, a lower frequency of public open space may be compensated for by these facilities. Gardens, however, will not provide the range of facilities or social opportunities that are present in a well-designed public open space. • Local demand for improvements If a certain community has expressed concerns about an open space (or lack of), and is keen to become involved in the process, it is more likely that the project will be successful, and this should raise its priority. The above factors, together with the status scores described above, have given rise to the priorities set out in the document. In summary, priorities are as follows: • Priority 1*/ 1
  10. 10. recognised important as space is in need of improvement/ repair, and/ or if prioritisation could attract additional external funding. 1* are those most urgently requiring attention and as such should represent the highest prioirity • Priority 2 could be improved to increase function, but where standards are currently reasonable, or where function already provided by neighbouring space • Priority 3 other spaces to be maintained at current standards to maintain the status quo, however may benefit from minor improvements/ investment as resources allow 4.2 Potential improvements categories: (Final and separate consultation would occur on these items prior to development as and when funds become available and as such, these items are included in the Appendices for information only at this stage): A broad assessment has been made for potential improvements for each space in categories as follows: • Infrastructure footpaths, boundaries, lighting, lakes, street furniture (bins, benches, signage, cycle parking etc) • Built facilities community centres and pavilions, bowling pavilions, toilet blocks, aviaries etc • Historical features, and other artefacts statues, monuments, bridges etc • Formal sports facilities pitches, tennis courts, bowling greens, croquet lawns • Play and informal sports equipped play areas, multi-use games areas, skate parks, kickabouts, football corals etc • Vegetation includes management of existing as well as development of new: herbaceous borders and bedding, grassed areas etc. Planting new trees, shrubs, bulbs, wildflowers etc. 5.0 AREA COMMITTEE ACTION PLANS AND PRIORITIES 5.1 Crosby There are twenty nine sites within this area, and these are in a variable condition. The biggest attraction overall is the conglomerate of sites termed Crosby Coastal Park. It is hoped that this will receive major capital investment via
  11. 11. external funding to provide and develop it as a tourist attraction of regional importance. The main ‘district’ scale urban Park in this area is to be Victoria Park, which should be developed as such with a wide range of activities catering for all users. The only formal pitch sports provision in this area is to be at Chaffers Playing Fields thereby releasing other sites for other uses – any other formal pitch provision should be consolidated to this site, and the facilities here should be improved accordingly. Alexandra and Coronation Park should be regarded as complimenting each other – Alexandra catering for quiet, passive recreational activities, whereas Coronation caters for more active informal sports and play activities. It is estimated that a total of £4,858,000 investment is required to the sites in the Crosby area The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in the Crosby area until 2010/11 will be Crosby Marine Park, Chaffers Playing Fields, Victoria Park, Crescent Gardens, Runnells Lane Park and Marine Gardens.
  12. 12. Category of Site Priority Park (scale) Borough CROSBY COASTAL PARK 1* District CHAFFERS PLAYING FIELD (INC BROOK VALE 1* PLAYING FIELDS VICTORIA PARK CROSBY 1* BUCKLEY HILL 2 RIMROSE VALLEY COUNTRY PARK 2 Neighbourhood CRESCENT GARDENS 1* MARINE GARDENS 1* RUNNELLS LANE PARK 1* ADELAIDE GARDENS 1 MOORSIDE PARK 1 BEECH LAWN GARDENS 1 ALEXANDRA PARK 2 CROSBY COASTALPARK (BURBO BANK NORTH) 2 POTTERS BARN PARK 2 CROSBY COASTALPARK:HALL ROAD CAR PARK 2 CORONATION PARK 2 HIGHTOWN CHILDRENS PARK 2 BROOK VALE LOCAL NATURE RESERVE 3 HIGHTOWN DUNES, MEADOWS AND BEACH 3 Local HIGHTOWN GREEN 1 CROSBY COASTAL PARK (BURBO BANK SOUTH) 2 CROSBY COASTAL PARK SERPENTINE 2 CROSBY COASTAL PARK ZONE 3 (TO HIGHTOWN) 2 DEVILLIERS ESTATE OPEN SPACE 3 HALL ROAD/MERRILOCKS ROAD PARK 3 MANOR PARK/SHERWOOD ROAD 3 ROTARY GARDENS 3 RYDAL AVENUE 3 SNIGGERY WOODS 3 5.2 Formby There are twelve sites in Formby, most of which are in a generally good condition. Duke Street Park requires work to establish it as the main Park in the area. This would entail removing the formal pitch provision which currently takes
  13. 13. up the vast majority of the space, and providing new infrastructure to provide ‘Park’ features. Deansgate Lane Playing Fields would need to be further developed as the main site in Formby which caters for formal pitch provision. As this site would need to take much of the capacity from Duke Street Park, the Cable Street end would need to be developed, as would the changing facilities. The Formby Discovery Centre and beach present an excellent opportunity for development as part of the wider coastal improvements. It is estimated that a total of £2,512,000 investment is required to the sites in the Formby area The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in the Formby area until 2010/11 will be Formby Discovery Centre and Beach, Deansgate Lane Playing Fields and Duke Street Park Category of Site Priority Park (scale) Borough FORMBY DISCOVERY CENTRE AND BEACH 1* District DEANSGATE LANE PLAYING FIELDS 1* DUKE STREET PARK 1* Neighbourhood SMITHY GREEN PLAYING FIELD 2 WATCHYARD LANE 3 RAVENMEOLS DUNES AND WOODLAND LOCAL 3 NATURE RESERVE Local CAMBRIDGE ROAD REC GROUND 2 BARKFIELD LANE PLAY AREA 3 HAREBELL CLOSE 3 BILLS LANE 3 ST LUKES CHURCH GREEN 3 SMITHY GREEN OPEN SPACE 5.3 Linacre and Derby There are thirteen sites in this area. They are generally poor, suffering from high levels of vandalism and misuse. Many require significant investment to bring them back to a minimum acceptable standard. It should be emphasised also that Parks are of high importance in this densely populated area – many families do not have back gardens or access to transport, and so the local Park presents a key opportunity to spend recreational time in green spaces. The Parks listed as of high importance are the larger district and neighbourhood Parks serving a wide range of the community.
  14. 14. Derby Park has received a significant amount of investment over recent years and is to receive a further contribution from a nearby Section 106 agreement. As such, it has not been given 1* status. North and South Park both received city challenge funding in the late 90’s, but still require an amount of investment to refresh the impact of these works. It is estimated that a total of £31,244,000 investment is required to the sites in the Linacre and Derby area The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in the Linacre and Derby area until 2010/11 will be Bowersdale Park, North Park and South Park. Category of Park Site Priority (scale) Borough District NORTH PARK 1* SOUTH PARK 1* DERBY PARK 1 KINGS GARDEN Neighbourhood BOWERSDALE PARK 1* ST MARYS GARDENS 2 POETS PARK 3 Local PEEL ROAD PARK 1 DEEPDALE PARK 2 SEAFORTH TRIANGLE 2 MARSH LANE ESTATE FIELD 3 HILLSIDE PARK OXFORD GARDENS 5.4 Litherland and Ford There are thirteen sites in this area. They are generally poor, suffering from high levels of vandalism and misuse. Undertaking the works described for the priority 1 sites would effectively ensure a reasonable network of accessible spaces. Hatton Hill Park has received major capital investment in recent years, and completing the works described in the Vision Plan developed in conjunction with the Friends of… group would establish this as the main site in this area. The remaining sites listed below require more complete refurbishment and as such demand a development plan to be drafted in conjunction with the local community.
  15. 15. Broad Hey Community Woodland would be a new use/ site. It is estimated that a total of £1,106,000 investment is required to the sites in the Litherland and Ford area The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in the Litherland and Ford area until 2010/11 will be Hatton Hill Park and Mellanear Park Category of Site Priority Park (scale) Borough District HATTON HILL PARK 1* RIMROSE VALLEY COUNTRY PARK 2 Neighbourhood MELLANEAR PARK 1* LONSDALE PARK 1 HAPSFORD ROAD 1 BROAD HEY/ SEFTON MOSS LANE COMMUNITY 2 WOODLAND KIRKSTONE PARK 2 BROOKVALE LOCAL NATURE RESERVE 3 JOHNSONS BOWLING GREEN 3 Local AMOS SQUARE 2 FULWOOD WAY PROPOSED LOCAL NATURE 3 RESERVE BLEASDALE WAY (HOUSE ENDS) LONGFIELD PARK 5.5 Sefton East Parishes There are only three sites in these areas that Leisure Services manages, the remaining sites being managed directly by the relevant town and parish councils. These sites are geographically removed from the main areas of work within the borough and, as was highlighted by a recent Scrutiny and Review Working Party, are impractical and uneconomical to manage. Investigations should be made into passing these remaining sites over to the town/ parish councils. However, in the meantime, the main priority for improvement is Rainbow Park which requires further works to achieve the vision set out in consultation when the park was initially established. It is estimated that a total of £220,000 investment is required to the sites in the Sefton East Parishes area
  16. 16. The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in Sefton East Parishes until 2010/11 will be Rainbow Park. Category of Site Priority Park (scale) Borough District NORTHWAY OPEN SPACE Neighbourhood RAINBOW PARK 1* OLD HALL PARK 2 Local 5.6 St Oswalds, Netherton and Orrell There are nineteen sites in this area and most suffer from high levels of vandalism and misuse. There are many sites in this area which are listed as priority 1 and 2, this is partly due to existing conditions of the spaces, but also due to the dissection of the area by major roads leading to distinct communities which require their own spaces. Marian Park presents the best opportunity for creating a District scale Park and should be developed with this scale and range of facilities in mind. Giro Park is currently underused and yet presents the main opportunity for a large portion of the community to use an urban park. Ollery Green Playground is in a poor location and in a poor condition. It is recommended that this site is either disposed of, or be ‘landscaped’ for seating and quiet relaxation, and the adjacent Deerbarn Park be the location of a new play area. Remaining sites require refurbishment, replacement of features reaching the end of their useful life, and the provision of new features to meet current demands. It is estimated that a total of £1,819,000 investment is required to the sites in the St Oswald, Netherton and Orrell areas. The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in the St Oswalds, Netherton and Orrell area until 2010/11 will be Abbeyfield Park, Marian Park, Menai Park and Ollery Green Play Area(/ Deerbarn Drive)
  17. 17. Category of Site Priority Park (scale) Borough District MARIAN PARK 1* Neighbourhood ABBEYFIELD PARK 1* OLLERY GREEN PLAYGROUND 1* MENAI PARK 1* DEERBARN PARK 1(*) KILLEN GREEN PARK 1 GIRO PARK 1 COPY FARM WILDLIFE ANDPLAY AREA, SITE OF 2 LOCAL BIOLOGICAL INTEREST PARKDALE PLAY AREA (BULL LANE) 2 PENDLE PARK 3 ORRELL MOUNT PARK 2 PINFOLD COTTAGE WOODLAND PARK 2 ST MONICAS DRIVE 2 ST CHRISTOPHERS WOODLAND PARK 2 Local NETHERTON GREEN 1 BOUNDARY DRIVE WOODLAND PARK 3 COPY LANE OPEN SPACE 3 FERNBANK PLAY AREA 3 MOSS LANE BOWLING GREEN 5.7 Southport There are forty one sites in this area, the condition of which vary dramatically, from high profile tourist attraction sites, to low profile parks and open spaces serving only a local community. Depending on the use the sites suffer from varying amounts of vandalism and misuse. Largely, the higher priority sites listed are those requiring refurbishment and replacement of existing features which have reached the end of their useful life, or to create new features to meet current demands. Bedford Park currently has some poor park features and a large portion of the space is given over to close mown grassed areas for formal pitch provision. Whilst it is not proposed to remove pitch provision, it is still possible to add planting and more ‘park features’ such as tree and shrub planting and footpaths, to give the site a wider appeal. Hesketh Park is midway through a major restoration project funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is enabling the restoration of several key features, but there remains much work to do to reinstate the former glory of this site.
  18. 18. Meols Park is one of the key Gateway sites to the town. There is opportunity to provide a good quality, District scale sports facility whilst providing an attractive outlook for visitors to the town. The Play Area should be segregated with planting and fencing to avoid potential conflict with sports users. The sites in Ainsdale are all of a reasonable standard and do not suffer from high level of vandalism or misuse. Coast and access to English Nature land represents a big asset for this area. Few ‘Parks’ are currently available – Liverpool Road Recreation Ground and Sandbrook Road Recreation Ground represent the best options for upgrading to ‘Park’ status. Over time, this may require downgrading formal sports pitch provision, which would need to be served in other areas (such as Carr Lane Recreation Ground). The remaining spaces are vital, as they are few in number. It is estimated that a total of £6,175,000 investment is required to the sites in the Southport area The priority 1* sites that will be the main focus in the Southport area until 2010/11 will be Bedford Park, Hesketh Park, Liverpool Road Rec and Meols Park.
  19. 19. Category of Site Priority Park (scale) Borough HESKETH PARK 1* BOTANIC GARDENS 1 ROTTEN ROW 1 SOUTHPORT BEACH 3 SOUTHPORT GOLF LINKS 3 District BEDFORD PARK 1* MEOLS PARK REC GROUND district scale sports 1* centre CARR LANE REC GROUND 1 BIRKDALE BEACH AND DUNNES 1 PORTLAND STREET PLAYING FIELDS 2 AINSDALE BEACH 3 SOUTHPORT SKATE PARK 3 TOWNLANE COMMUNITY WOODLAND 3 Neighbourhood LIVERPOOL ROAD REC GROUND 1* KENNILWORTH ROAD-proposed LNR 1 CANNING ROAD REC GROUND 2 CROSSENS COMMUNITY PARK 2 DEVONSHIRE ROAD REC GROUND 2 FERRYSIDE LANE REC GROUD 2 PRESTON NEW ROAD REC GROUND 2 RUSSELL ROAD REC GROUND 2 SANDBROOK ROAD REC GROUND 2 SANDBROOK ROAD WOODLAND 2 WATERLOO ROAD REC GROUND 2 BIRKDALE COMMON 3 VICTORIA PARK 3 MARSHSIDE BEACH VELVET TRAIL Local MEOLS PARK local scale play area 1* COMPTON ROAD PARK 2 PINFORD LANE PLAYGROUND 2 THE STRAY 2 AINSDALE VILLAGE GREEN 3 AINSDALE SANDHILLS 3 AINSDALE SANDS LAKE NATURE TRAIL 3 FLEETWOOD ROAD PLAYGROUND 3 HARTLEY ROAD BLUNDELL DRIVE GARDENS 3 ASHDOWN CLOSE 3 OVINGTON DRIVE PLAYGROUND 3 TOWN LANE PLAYGROUND 3 LORD ST GARDENS
  20. 20. 6.0 THE WAY FORWARD There are thirty-two priority 1 sites listed within this strategy. Officers estimate the priority 1 sites would benefit from funding in the region of £11.8M. There are further thirty-seven priority 2 sites listed, requiring further funding totalling approximately £5.5M. This clearly represents a huge amount of work to develop schemes, seek community support, and deliver on the ground, and a process of further prioritisation is required. The first step in developing the vision and attracting funding is to develop clear vision documents, management and development plans for each site in conjunction with the local users and community. These documents have already been prepared to some extent for a number of our sites as follows: Botanic Gardens, Southport Centenary and Kings Gardens, Bootle Coronation Park, Crosby Derby Park, Bootle Hatton Hill Park, Litherland Kirkstone Park, Netherton Rainbow Park, Melling Hesketh Park, Southport Crossens Community Park, Southport Plans currently being developed include: Bedford Park, Birkdale Deansgate Lane Playing Fields, Formby Liverpool Road Recreation Ground, Ainsdale North Park, Bootle Town Lane, Southport Victoria Park, Crosby There clearly remain many sites which have not yet been developed in this manner. It is recommended that officer focus on the following sites, where the demand is great, the need for development is urgent, or the chance of drawing down funding is greatest: Carr Lane Recreation Ground, Southport Crosby Seafront Gardens Gardens, Crosby Crosby Coastal Park, Crosby Duke Street Park, Formby Formby Discovery Centre and Beach, Formby Hightown Childrens Play Area, Hightown Marian Park, Netherton Meols Park, Southport Potters Barn Park, Crosby
  21. 21. South Park, Bootle Although this may vary from site to site, an average timescale to develop a vision plan and have this agreed by the community and Members, is usually 8-10 months. Clearly the above represents a huge amount of work, and is going to take some years to deliver. As is described in the ‘Area Committee Action Plans and Priorities’, priority 1* have been introduced to give an idea of the focus for priorities in the first instance (for the next three years until 2010/11). These are summarised as follows. Abbeyfield Park, Netherton Bedford Park, Birkdale Bowersdale Park, Seaforth Crosby Coastal Park, Crosby Chaffers Playing Fields, Crosby Crescent Gardens, Crosby Deansgate Lane Playing Fields, Formby Duke Street Park, Formby Formby Discovery Centre and Beach Hatton Hill Park, Litherland Hesketh Park, Southport Liverpool Road Recreation Ground, Ainsdale Marian Park, Netherton Marine Gardens, Crosby Mellanear Park, Bootle Meols Park, Southport North Park, Bootle Ollery Green Play Area, Netherton Rainbow Park, Melling Runnels Lane, Thornton South Park, Bootle Victoria Park, Crosby It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive or restrictive. Officers will remain opportunistic and will pursue external funding as it becomes available and this may have an influence on a given sites priority status. Further, it must be emphasised that priorities stated in this strategy do not preclude works to other sites to be undertaken through revenue budgets and other means. 7.0 POTENTIAL FUNDING Funding is obviously the greatest factor in enabling many improvements listed within this strategy from moving forward. Clearly, the Council does not have all the resources needed to make these improvements and, like many other authorities in the country, will rely upon attracting funding from a number of external sources.
  22. 22. The possible sources of external funding might include monies received through the planning process in relation to new development, or from other grant funding opportunities. The Council has been highly successful over recent years in attracting many millions of pounds of funding towards its parks and open spaces including Heritage Lottery Funding; Neighbourhood Regeneration, Single Regeneration Budget, Cleaner Safer Greener funding and the like. This strategy, in taking a long-term view at where improvements are needed, sets out the range of possible improvements together with an estimation of the associated costs. There are no guarantees that the level of funding needed will be achieved but the strategy will serve as a ‘marker in the sand’ once agreed as to where monies need to be targeted as a priority. It must be noted that whenever capital improvements are made to a park or open space, this will have an impact on the ongoing revenue budgets for repairs and maintenance etc in the future. These factors must be taken into account when embarking on external bids and accepting funds, and will be reported back to the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at that time. 8.0 PERFORMANCE INDICATORS In order to measure the progress towards the vision set out in this strategy, performance indicators will be developed for undertaking regular reviews. These could include those proposed by the Childrens Play Council for play, PSA 8 targets, quality of life indicators, those proposed for continuous improvement planning and monitoring under the new Grounds maintenance contracts etc
  23. 23. Appendix 1: site sheets Area committee action plans and priorities, (including potential improvements, for info only) Crosby Formby Linacre and Derby Litherland and Ford St Oslwalds, Netherton and Orrell Sefton East Parishes Southport
  24. 24. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT SECTION LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CHURCH ADELAIDE Gardens of heritage Poor Average 1 Boundaries and £125,000 GARDENS importance, and character entrances should be retained, but not Shelters and other £5,000 (13067) suitable for HLF bid structures Walls £15,000 NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE PARK Tree and shrub £20,000 development Infrastructure-new £40,000 footpaths Street furniture- bins, £20,000 benches, signage Total £225,000 (Heritage centre among all four gardens?) (Direct access to Crosby Marine Park) D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 24 of 112
  25. 25. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: ALEXANDRA for passive recreation to Good Average 2 Boundaries and £10,000 BLUNDELLSANDS PARK compliment Coronation entrances Park. Better link with Tree and shrub £20,000 (13008) adjacent memorial should planting and be established management Infrastructure-widen £15,000 NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE footpaths, and edgings PARK Street furniture – bins, £10,000 benches, signage Total £55,000 D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 25 of 112
  26. 26. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CHURCH BEECH LAWN Gardens of heritage Poor Average 1 Boundaries and £145,000 GARDENS importance, and character entrances should be retained, but not Walls £35,000 (13069) suitable for HLF bid Waterfall and pond £25,000 NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE Tree and Shrub £10,000 PARK development Infrastructure – new £40,000 footpaths Street furniture – bins, £20,000 benches, signage Total £275,000 (Heritage centre among all four gardens?) (Direct access to Crosby Marine Park) D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 26 of 112
  27. 27. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CHURCH BUCKLEY HILL average good 2 Boundaries and £20,000 PLAYING FIELD DISTRICT SCALE SPORTS entrances FACILITY Changing pavilion £50,000 (12006) Tree and shrub £5,000 planting and management Drainage – pitch £150,000 Surface car Park £50,000 Street furniture -bins, £10,000 benches, signage, cycle Parking Total £285,000 CROSBY: CHURCH CHAFFERS To be the only Formal Poor Poor 1* Boundaries – railings £40,000 PLAYING FIELD sports pitch provision for Changing facility £150,000 (incl BROOK Crosby, and as such VALE PLAYING requires investment to Skate park £45,000 FIELDS) upgrade facilities Car park and main £75,000 accordingly (13089 and 13090) access route Tree and scrub £5,000 DISTRICT SCALE OPEN development SPACE Total £315,000 D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 27 of 112
  28. 28. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CROSBY COASTAL Forms part of ‘zone 2’ of Good Average 2 Infrastructure – new £10,000 BLUNDELLSANDS PARK: the Crosby Coastal Park footpaths BURBO BANK (NORTH) LOCAL SCALE OPEN SPACE Street furniture –bins, £5,000 benches, signage Total £15,000 CROSBY: CROSBY COASTAL Forms part of ‘zone 2’ of Good Average 2 Infrastructure – new £10,000 BLUNDELLSANDS PARK: the Crosby Coastal Park footpaths BURBO BANK Street Furniture £5,000 (SOUTH) LOCAL SCALE OPEN SPACE Total £15,000 CROSBY: CHURCH CROSBY COASTAL of regional significance and poor poor 1* Major capital works Tbc PARK: a major tourism attraction (vision plan being MARINE PARK – scale and quality of developed): facilities should reflect this (13068) New terraced gardens BOROUGH SCALE PARK Play area Skate Park Play area and associated Infrastructure – new facilities serve a district and upgraded level purpose from an footpaths ‘urban parks’ perspective Street furniture Major artwork/ sculptural and water features Water centre… D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 28 of 112
  29. 29. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CROSBY COASTAL Forms part of ‘zone 2’ of average Average 2 Car park – resurface £50,000 BLUNDELLSANDS PARK: the Crosby Coastal Park Infrastructure –new £10,000 HALL ROAD CAR footpaths PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE Street furniture –bins, £5,000 OPEN SPACE benches, signage Total £65,000 CROSBY: CROSBY COASTAL Forms part of ‘zone 2’ of Good Average 2 Infrastructure –new £10,000 BLUNDELLSANDS PARK: the Crosby Coastal Park footpaths SERPENTINE Street furniture – bins, £5,000 (13054) LOCAL SCALE OPEN SPACE benches, signage Total £15,000 CROSBY: CROSBY COASTAL Forms part of ‘zone 3’ of Good Average 2 Educational/interpreti £2,000 BLUNDELLSANDS PARK: the Crosby Coastal Park ve/safety signage ZONE 3 (TO Improved access –hard £15,000 HIGHTOWN) LOCAL SCALE OPEN SPACE surface key routes, other footpaths, bridges, entrances, way markets etc. Habitat and bio- £2,000 diversity management Furniture- bins, £1,000 benches Total £20,000 D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 29 of 112
  30. 30. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CORONATION for active sport and play average good 2 Boundaries (railings)- £50,000 VICTORIA PARK recreation to compliment side Alexandra Park Remaining entrances £15,000 (13071) NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE Refurb and remodel £70,000 PARK pavilions Bring yard ‘into’ park- £50,000 community workshop etc Refurb and consolidate £50,000 play area Older children’s play £75,000 facilities – shelter, MUGA Sports facilities- tennis £70,000 courts Tree and shrub £15,000 planting and management Street furniture – bins, £5,000 benches. Signage, cycle parking Total £400,000 D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 30 of 112
  31. 31. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CHURCH CRESCENT Gardens of heritage Poor Average 1* Boundaries and £145,000 GARDENS importance, and character entrances should be retained, but not Shelters and other £30,000 (13002) suitable for HLF bid structures Walls £20,000 NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE Pond £5,000 PARK Tree and shrub £30,000 development Infrastructure – new £20,000 footpaths Street furniture £20,000 Total £270,000 (Heritage centre among all four gardens?) (Direct access to Crosby Marine Park) D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 31 of 112
  32. 32. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: DEVILLIERS LOCAL SCALE OPEN SPACE average Average 3 Boundaries and £20,000 MANOR ESTATE OPEN entrances SPACE Sports facilities- £1,000 football (13004) Tree and scrub £1,000 planting and management Street furniture – bins, £1,000 benches, signage Total £23,000 CROSBY: HALL ROAD/ LOCAL SCALE PARK Good Good 3 Boundaries (fencing) £3,000 BLUNDELLSANDS MERRILOCKS Tree and shrub £3,000 ROAD PARK management Infrastructure – £10,000 (13052) footpaths incl edging Street furniture – bins, £1,000 benches, signage Total £17,000 D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 32 of 112
  33. 33. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: HIGHTOWN Although not a priority in average poor 1* Boundaries and £10,000 MANOR CHILDRENS PARK terms of scale and size, as entrance Hightowns main (only) Refurb play area £20,000 (11123) ‘Park area, this is an important site and so is Older children’s play £30,000 listed as a high priority for facilities - shelter the area. Good community Skate park, basketball £10,000 support sports facilities- 5 a side/informal ball NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE games PARK Tree and shrub £5,000 development and management Repairs to nature trail £5,000 Street furniture – bins, £2,000 benches, signage Total £82,000 D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 33 of 112
  34. 34. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: HIGHTOWN Spend subject to land average average 3 Land purchase/lease £? MANOR DUNES, purchase/ lease issues to allow full access MEADOWS AND Educational/interpreti £5,000 BEACH NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE ve safety signage COASTAL SITE Improved access – hard £20,000 surface key routes, other footpaths, bridges, entrances, way markers etc Habitat and £5,000 biodiversity management Woodland £5,000 management plan Furniture- bins, £5,000 benches Total £40,000+ CROSBY: HIGHTOWN Incidental open space good good 1 Boundary – railings £10,000 MANOR GREEN which adds amenity value behind hedge to Hightown ‘centre’. (11122) Character to be retained Total £10,000 LOCAL SCALE OPEN SPACE CROSBY: MANOR PARK/ LOCAL SCALE OPEN SPACE 3 -- BLUNDELLSANDS SHERWOOD ROAD (13053) D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 34 of 112
  35. 35. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: CHURCH MARINE GARDENS Gardens of heritage Poor Average 1* Boundaries and £140,000 importance, and character entrances (13070) should be retained, but not Shelters and other £25,000 suitable for HLF bid structures Waterfall and pond £20,000 NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE PARK Tree and shrub £20,000 development Infrastructure – new £20,000 footpaths Street furniture – bins, £20,000 benches, signage Total £245,000 (heritage centre among all four gardens?) (direct access to Crosby Marine Park?) D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 35 of 112
  36. 36. Sefton Leisure Services – PARKS AND GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Draft 6 version 6 Area Committee/ Site Vision and site designation Assessment Priority Potential Investment Ward (GM contract site (1,2 or 3) improvements required as reference) (final and separate estimated Existing Condition consultation would occur on compared Sept 2007 condition these items prior to to Proposed development as and when designation funds become available) CROSBY: MOORSIDE PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE Poor Average 1 Boundaries and £10,000 MANOR PARK entrances (13258) Provide new play area £80,000 Older children’s play £85,000 facilities-shelter, MUGA. skate park Refurb toilet block £5,000 Tree and shrub £15,000 planting and management Drainage - footpaths £5,000 Infrastructure - £10,000 footpaths Street furniture – bins, £10,000 benches, signage, cycle parking Total £220,000 D6 v6 drafted 25.2.08 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Page 36 of 112

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