KGV Consultation

Proposed improvements to King George V Extension Field

View-from-south-corner-of-extension-field-towards-Spring-Mill-Tower.jpgKGV Extension Field is next to KGV Playing Field which already has a fenced play area, skate park, outdoor gym, table tennis, tennis courts, boule piste and football pitch. The Extension Field was previously used as a landfill site and has poor drainage. Over the years, the Town Council have looked at ways of improving the Field for community use.

The Town Council has asked Austin Design Works for proposals to make the Extension Field into a welcoming place for all ages. You can see the plan from the links on the left, and some images of the proposal. Last year the grass was kept long with mown grass paths for people to walk around. This helped bees and other insects. The long grass was cut for hay and used by a local farmer.

What about the money? 
The Town Council has £12,000 from a local development to spend on the Field. We will also be applying for grant funding. 

How can you help?
Our plan is to improve the park for people of all ages while working with tricky landscape conditions. The Field has poor drainage but lovely views. It is popular with dog walkers. We’d like to know what you think about our ideas and help plan what we do. 

How can you have your say? 

1) Questionnaire Please take a few moments to fill out this questionnaire. Please return it to the Town Hall or Town Information Centre by Friday 8th September 2017 

2) Tell your friends The proposals and survey will be on our website. Please tell your friends so they can have their say.


 The cut off for comments is the 8th Sept


 Viewing platform
 Seating
 Play and exercise trails linking to public footpath
 Raised and accessible path through wood
 Removing overgrown shrubs and trees to connect the two fields
 Using water-loving plants to absorb excess water from the extension field
 Bulb and meadow planting
 Wetland habitat
 None
 Viewing platform
 Seating
 Play and exercise trails linking to public footpath
 Raised and accessible path through wood
 Removing overgrown shrubs and trees to connect the two fields
 Using water-loving plants to absorb excess water from the extension field
 Bulb and meadow planting
 Wetland habitat
 None
 Yes
 No
 0-4 years
 5-8 years
 9-12 years
 13-18 years
 No children in the household
 Under 18
 18 - 30
 31 - 40
 41 - 50
 51 - 60
 Over 60
 Prefer not to say
 Female
 Male
 Yes
 No
 Daily
 Weekly
 Less often
 Never
 Very likely
 Likely
 Less likely