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EDGESIDE PARK, WATERFOOT, ROSSENDALE

Rossendale Borough Council appointed Newground as Landscape Consultants to work with the parks department and local friends group, to help to develop a plan for Edgeside Park, a well loved neighbourhood park in Waterfoot.

Working closely with the group, and supporting local community consultation, our Landscape Architects created a plan reflecting the aspirations of a diverse range of park users: from bmx lovers, and tennis players, to dog walkers and biodiversity enthusiasts.

Newground is passionate about delivering on the ground projects that are responsive to the communities needs, whilst balancing that with the needs of local flora and fauna. It is hoped that the plan is just the first step in helping local people to revitalise this green gem in the heart of Rossendale.

“Rossendale Council has a Love Parks project designed to improve the parks across the borough.  We identified Edgeside park in Waterfoot and commissioned Newground to draw up a Masterplan for consultation and adoption. The process has been very effective with the designer being a key part of the project steering group and community consultation. The plan, together with costed phases,  provides an excellent blueprint for talking to the community and illustrating to funders our ambitions for the park.”

Stephanie Thornton, Community Projects and Partnership Officer, Rossendale Borough Council. 

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