Residents are being invited to voice their opinions on plans for a popular Radlett park, which include a new café.
Aldenham Parish Council (APC) has released its Phillimore Recreation Ground Improvements Project plan, which outlines a new café overseeing the children’s play area; a “more welcoming park entrance; new car park safety measures; and a path around the perimeter of the main field of the park for use by all, including dog walkers, children’s scooters and wheelchair users.
APC is giving residents until Monday, November 1 to comment on the proposal, which they say will cement Phillimore Recreation Ground as “a special place for generations to come”.
The Gills Hill-based grounds, which have been owned by APC for 100 years, are currently made up of a main large field, children’s playground separated by a hedgerow, outdoor gym, multi-use games area, toilets and carpark, surrounded by woodland.
The site also includes a small mobile food trailer, Paula’s Deli, which APC say they would like to “enhance and enlarge to provide a central café building to attract visitors”.
They also say the existing tarmac car park and paths into the site “could do with changes to improve user safety and provide a better functioning, more attractive entrance into the site, as well as improving access for maintenance vehicles”.
The café, which would be located close to car park, would have a kitchen, a folding partition to separate off a room for events and a terrace with outdoor seating.
APC say the café wouldn’t result in any loss of the large field, but trees and hedge would be removed to create the new perimeter path and a new maintenance gate in the play area would also mean the loss of hedge.
To find out more about the plans, go to aldenham-pc.gov.uk/public-consultation-october-2021/
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