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Work completed on new £100k outdoor seating area at Gedling Country Park


Work on a new £100k outdoor seating area has been completed at Gedling Country Park

The area will be available to all visitors to the park and the café, along with their pets – once the current tier restrictions are lifted. 

The area will accommodate up to 36 people. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this will be limited in line with social distancing measures.

It also has a new raised decking area with shelter handrails for people to use in the hot and cold weather.

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The seating area cost £107,000 and was fully funded by nearby housing developers through Section 106 contributions.

PICTURED: Gedling Country Park (Photo: Gedling Eye)

The park has had a number of new investments including, most recently, the installation of two new viewing platforms on the north and south of the park that boasts views of Lincoln Cathedral, St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark, Gunthorpe Lock, and Belvoir Castle. It also opened a new 100-space car park doubling the capacity of the park.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “We have listened to the feedback from the visitors to the park and created this excellent new outdoor seating area for people to enjoy come rain or shine.

“As soon as the restrictions ease, you will be able to take your dog under the area, enjoy a cup of coffee and a cake from the café, and look over some of the most beautiful views in Gedling.

He added: “This project has been entirely funded by local developers and has not cost the tax payer a penny and it will also be used to get more people to the park and help the council deliver one of its key objectives which is to get more people active and increase tourism to our flagship country park.” 

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  1. Not a waste of money at all , I think it’s just what we need to look forward to once this pandemic allows us to get out again and what a fantastic job has been made of the park. I remember it when it was the colliery and had views from our house which eventually transformed into the lovely park area with the walks and views and a haven for the wildlife there are now. I look forward to being able to take my dog and meet my friends again for a coffee and chat and to be able to go under cover in the rain is great . Well done.


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