The former gardens situated by Henbury Way road has been transformed into a more friendly and useable area. The open space features a new childrens’ play area which is surrounded with grass, seating and additional trees.
The park has been named ‘Ann Shaw Garden’, in memory of the late Cllr Ann Shaw, former Leader of the Council. Cllr Ann Shaw contributed significantly to the community and was committed to her role as a member of the Council to help the people she represented. Among many achievements, Cllr Shaw was dedicated to protecting the environment and set up a network of playgrounds throughout the district and leisure facilities to cater for young people.
The formal opening of the gardens took place on Saturday the 30th of June and was attended by family members of Cllr Ann Shaw as well as local Councillors.
The eastern part of the park, which has been turned into a temporary car park for the duration of the development, will be transformed into a public open space at the completion of the development in 2022.