A transformation on Corby’s Coronation Park is to continue this week.
After studying the park’s heritage and pictures from past years, the new Corby and Kettering Shared Service Ground Maintenance Team are undertaking work to bring the Park back to its former glory as a beautiful and well used town centre garden.
For the next phase, works will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April) and will include the safe removal of 6 trees that have been identified for removal for safety reasons. These trees will be replaced in the planned planting programme due to take place later in the year.
The main aims for coronation park is to create a town centre park where people feel safe to walk through, stop and enjoy a high quality space and add to the offer of an already successful shopping town by giving visitors and the people of Corby a green formal space with colour and interest for relaxation and recreation. The parks fascinating history shows it was a colourful formal area with gardens and flower beds and this is how is will be treated again over the coming years. There are some incredibly interesting and beautiful trees and features within the park which will be retained and improved on with new planting which will add to the positive experience people should have in the park.
The Shared Service Team will be introducing a new tree management system that’s priority will be to focus on the remaining high quality trees and re-build the parks tree stock around those trees. The benefits of biodiversity will also be enhanced come planting time by increasing the variety of interesting species of both new trees and flowering planting within the beds.
The follow up enhanced maintenance will be under constant review and will include the community and the Friends of Coronation Park in further planting projects.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
‘The improvements that have already been made to Coronation Park have made a big difference and have really opened up the space, making it more inviting and accessible for residents and visitors to enjoy. We have had great feedback from the likes of the Friends of Coronation Park group and we look forward to further work continuing in order to restore this beautiful local green space.’