The play area and basketball courts at Haverstoe Park will be taken out of use from Friday 17 November to Monday 27 November, except at weekends, to allow for works to be done on trees to ensure they stay healthy.
During the works, the height of all 11 Cypress trees adjacent to the area will be reduced. Recent inspections have shown that there are some minor failings to some of the limbs of the trees due to storm damage.
“We have a whole programme of work to trees coming up over the winter – it’s important that we do these works now, before the winter storms set in and before any bird nesting starts again in the Spring,” explained lead arborist at the Council, Philip Smith.
Local company Woodpecker Trees Ltd, who have more than 20 years experience, will be carrying out the works in the next two weeks on behalf of the Council.
The areas will be available for use over the weekends, but need to remain closed through the week for safety reasons while the work is completed.
The tennis courts will remain closed. These are subject to a separate programme of renovation being funded through the Lawn Tennis Association.