Partners come together to secure funding for Sytchcroft Park



Sytchcroft Park in Neston is to be transformed with a new play area and attractive landscaping.

Cheshire West and Chester Council, Neston Town Council and partners have secured funding to improve the site, now recently supported by additional funding from Adactus Housing.

The funding will be spent on a new play area, multi-use games area, extra footpaths and wider landscaping in the park.

CCTV and lighting improvements will also be installed on the existing cycle path through the site to Neston Station. This approach has been supported by Cheshire Police and the council’s highways team.

Discussions will take place with Neston High School and Neston Primary School to draw up and implement a community art project for the site – possibly as an entrance feature, signage, or ‘daily mile’ markers.

Maria Byrne, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s director of place operations, said: “I am proud of the achievements of the partnership between the council, Neston Town Council and supporting stakeholders.

“On behalf of the partnership, I am delighted to report the fantastic response to the call to improve this area of Neston.

“We have secured significant funding from a variety of contributors to make a real difference to the park.

“We will now work together to deliver the plan and we are excited at the prospect of a revamped community space this coming autumn.”

Cheshire West and Chester Council and Neston Town Council carried out a public consultation in 2016 and 2017, presenting ideas on how to improve the whole Sytchcroft site.

They found widespread community support for improving the site, and the views and ideas of the community have been incorporated into the final design.

A contractor will be appointed over the coming months and the scheme is scheduled to be delivered on site this autumn.

You can  view the plans and find further information at Neston Library, Neston Community and Youth Centre and Neston Town Hall during the Easter holiday period.

You can email the council with your feedback via: [email protected]