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Your thoughts wanted about future of country park

Date: 17/04/2008           Category: Greenspaces

Riverside Country Park is Medway’s window to the estuary and a great place to visit if you enjoy bird watching, nature trails and walks. Over the next 12 months Medway Council will be investing more than £250,000 at the park, installing, among other things, a new play area, improved security and a Great Crested Newt habitat. As part of these improvements, the council would like to know what you think of the park and what would you like to see happen in the future. There are two ways to get involved. Call into the visitor centre and pick up an information/comment pack and return this to the park before the end of May or you can attend a meeting at the park in Lower Rainham Road at 7pm on either Monday, 28 April or Thursday, 1 May. If you want to attend either meeting please book your place by calling Riverside Country Park on 01634 337432. Residents’, visitors’ and partners’ feedback will be used to inform future planning for the site. In the last 12 months Medway Council has: · Secured £70,000 for creation of Great Crested Newt habitat in the park · Secured £20,000 for wetland creation in the park · Secured £150,000 for improved play equipment on site · Delivered a £30,000 scheme to improve security of the site · Created a new children’s reading and art corner in the visitor centre · Installed new site entrance signage The next 12 months will see some of the above secured monies delivered as projects together with the installation of new site information panels and self-guided walks leaflets. Factfile: · More than 350,000 visitors visit the park annually · More than 50 events are held at the park throughout the year · More than 1,200 children visit the park with their school