East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Esh Construction are hosting a community morning. It will take place on Saturday, 9 February, from 10am-12noon. The morning is to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the new Gypsey Race Park, in Bridlington.
Work on the new linear park started in early 2018. It will see a green corridor along the stream providing pleasant walking and cycling routes. Also, it will feature play areas and improved habitats for wildlife.
The project is an important part of Bridlington’s regeneration plans. Those behind it say it will provide an attractive edge for the development sites and the improved streets being created through the second phase of the Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan (BridITP2).
The area’s heritage will also be celebrated through the erection of new signs. These will tell the stories behind the people who have worked and lived along the Gypsey Race.
Councillor Andy Burton, the cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and planning delivery, said:
“The new linear park along the banks of the Gypsey Race is an exciting part of the council’s plans for Bridlington’s regeneration. They were welcomed overwhelmingly during the public exhibition stage.
“The completion of this first phase of works is an important milestone in this project. The council is looking at options to further enhance the scheme and create a public space that can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors and that the community can be proud of.”
Gypsey Race Park Project Celebrates Local People
Michael Sherrard, senior project manager for Esh Construction, said:
“We are delighted to have been a major part of this exciting project. Our site teams and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the regeneration of the park is not only enjoyed by the public but to also create a public space. It will also showcase local wildlife and celebrates local heritage.”
The second phase of works is also planned 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. This is anticipated to be complete by summer 2020.
Both phases together represent a £5million investment.