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Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:00am 18th January 2018. (Updated at 6:06am 18th January 2018)

Scarborough's internationally renowned Peasholm Park is to receive essential building works over the coming months to ensure generations of visitors can enjoy the park for years to come.

Scarborough Borough Council is investing in essential work on the boat deck and a new multi-purpose kiosk adjacent to the putting green.

Due to subsidence in the foundations, the ageing boat deck building will be replaced with a new shelter and the new multi-purpose kiosk will replace the current Buttercup Kiosk.

Both will be designed and constructed in an oriental style in keeping with the existing theme of Peasholm Park.

The replacement of the boat deck building is subject to planning permission and a decision on the planning application is due to take place at the council's Planning and Development Committee on Thursday 18 January.

Further work is being carried out to maintain the lake within the park, which will involve the lake being emptied and dredged, to ensure a suitable depth for the operation of the pleasure boats and Naval Warfare is retained, and to help alleviate flooding issues.

When the lake is empty, there will also be a chance for any necessary repairs to be made to the sides of the lake and the surrounding fencing.

The lake maintenance programme starts this month and is expected to be completed by Easter 2018.

Before the work begins, the fish present in the lake are being transferred to other local meres.

The new kiosk will become a one-stop shop for selling tickets for the pleasure boats, Naval Warfare shows and for hiring pitch and putt equipment.

It will also continue to sell ice creams, hot and cold drinks and light snacks during the summer season and main holiday periods.

The council has worked closely with the Friends of Peasholm Park on the plans to ensure the works are in keeping with the existing nature and theme of the park.

The council are putting up interpretation boards in the park so that members of the public can read about the plans and look at artist's impressions of the new shelter and kiosk.

The building works are expected to be completed by the summer.

Cllr Carl Maw and Cllr Norman Murphy, who represent the Northstead Ward of Scarborough Borough Council, in which the park is located, said:

"Peasholm Park is one of Scarborough's jewels, much loved by many generations of local residents and visitors.

Subject to the necessary planning permission, we are confident that the new facilities will enhance the park's appeal and help to ensure it remains a wonderful attraction for all the family for many years to come.

We welcome the dialogue that council officers have had with the friends group in developing the plans.

This has ensured that a sympathetic design and construction approach has been adopted for the replacement buildings."

Linda Harper, Chair of the Friends of Peasholm Park said:

"We are really pleased to have been able to work with the council during the development phase of this project.

We wanted to ensure that the new structures would complement the special environment of the park and retain its heritage, and we feel that this has been achieved.

We are really looking forward to seeing the new facilities take shape in the coming months."


There is 1 comment on this page.

Peter Croft, on 18th January 2018 11:14am
Yet another example of the whole borough paying for new facilities in Scarborough town.
Panett park in Whitby receives no money from the borough the park is maintained through the Town council precept, this is tax which is part of the council tax. Scarborough town does not have a precept so essentially the whole borough is paying for facilities in Scarborough, then paying a second time for the facilities in their own town.
When will this anomaly be closed and people in the borough be treated equally.

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