Waving goodbye to grotty green space
A green space on one of the main gateways into Mansfield that was looking tired and neglected has been given a Japanese themed makeover.
The scheme, proposed by local residents, has been funded by Notts County Council's Building Better Communities initiative, which has invested £60,000 in transforming the area on Waverley Road, with work being carried out by Mansfield District Council.
The Waverley Road Island, at the junction of Alexander Avenue and Nottingham Road on the A60, has been transformed with landscaping work carried out by the District Council's Highways Department and a new grassed area created by the District Council's Parks Department.
The area now features a contemplation garden which will allow residents and visitors to sit and reflect, looking at the lime trees with paths running inward from the surrounding pavement to a small central garden bed surrounded by grassed areas which have been installed and include Japanese design elements.
Councillor Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council is pleased with the new green area: "Situated, as this is, on one of the main gateways into the town centre; this new garden will be seen and appreciated by thousands of people each day."
"The transformation work carried out here is second to none and will be appreciated by residents and visitors to the town alike."
Notts County Councillor Kevan Wakefield said: "This superb £60,000 scheme funded by Nottinghamshire County Council's Building Better Communtiies fund highlights the Council's commitment to Mansfield and the excellent partnership working we are driving forward as an authority".
Notts County Councillor Albert Haynes added: "I hope the local community are pleased with what has been achieved and enjoy the facilities for many years to come".