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Totteridge Rec is shaping up

Totteridge Recreation Ground is gaining a whole range of improvements and additions that will make the popular park even more appealing to people of all ages.

Wycombe District Council appointed contractor Blakedown Landscapes to undertake the outdoor elements of the improvements, and work started on Monday 8 October. Blakedown aims to complete the work by the end of the year.

The design closely follows the ‘wish list’ requested by local residents in a public consultation that concluded in early 2017.

New features will include:

  • a path around the perimeter of the recreation ground
  • creation of a grass cricket square
  • new seating and benches
  • trim trail of outdoor gym equipment
  • ball wall
  • outdoor all-weather table tennis tables
  • in-ground trampoline, and
  • seating hammock.

Cllr Graham Peart, Cabinet Member for Community, said: “Local residents told us what they wanted, and I am delighted to see the launch of this innovative project which will provide their ‘wish list’ and ensure they will be the ones who benefit the most from these improvements.

“This work will increase the range of sport and activity facilities with equipment for everyone from toddlers to seniors throughout the year.”

Chairman Cllr Tony Green, Chairman of Wycombe District Council, who was Chairman of High Wycombe Town Committee when it proposed the improvements, said: “This is a popular site with residents and my own children loved to play here when they were young. These new features will make it an even more appealing local attraction.”