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Gypsey Race Park
Milestone reached in multi-million-pound green corridor project
The first phase of a multimillion-pound linear park along the Gypsey Race has now been completed, with a second phase of works due to start later this year. Gypsey Race Park will be a green corridor along the stream providing pleasant walking and cycling routes, play areas and improved habitats for wildlife. The area’s heritage will also be celebrated through the erection of new signs that will tell the stories behind the people who have worked and lived along the Gypsey Race as well as reveal the wildlife that can be found in the park. The completion of phase one was marked with the planting of an oak tree by children from Bridlington’s guides and scout groups and the chairman of the council, Councillor Margaret Chadwick.
Nigel Atkinson, head of Bridlington Renaissance, said: “The new linear park along the banks of the Gypsey Race is anexciting part of the council’s regeneration plans for the town and will provide an attractive edge for the development sites and the improved streets created through the second phase of the Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan.”
Helen Jackson, renaissance coordinator, added: “The completion of this first phase of works is an important milestone in this project and the council is now looking at options to further enhance the scheme and create a public space that can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike.”
James Townend, senior project manager, said: “The building design team in infrastructure and facilities was delighted to be a part of the scheme and although working through challenging situations within the project, we are very pleased with the result that has been delivered by working in partnership with Esh Construction. “This area can now be enjoyed by visitors and the people of Bridlington and we are looking forward to starting on the next phase this summer.”
Phase two of the works is planned for the area adjacent to Tesco and Palace Car Park. This will see the river, its banks and the surrounding area cleared before being landscaped and planted. The areas of woodland will be managed to improve the natural environment. Phase two is anticipated to be complete by summer 2020.