Update on Heaton Chapel Active Neighbourhood Project

Pocket Park has been removed following feedback from residents

“Following feedback from residents, councillors have decided that the pocket park on the corner of Carnforth Road and Broadstone Hall Road North, that is part of the current Active Neighbourhood trial in Heaton Chapel, will be removed.

“Since its installation in September, we have received a number of reports that the area was attracting anti-social behaviour.

“The park has attracted numerous positive comments from residents, but during periods of darkness, the park has become a focal point for anti-social behaviour from a small group of young people.

"The modal filter will remain in position on the corner of Carnforth Road and Broadstone Hall Road North.

“We would like to confirm that the table tennis has been relocated to Houldsworth Park so residents in the community can continue to enjoy using it.

“In addition, the picnic tables and benches will be relocated to other parks within the borough.

“We have continued to listen to feedback from the community as the trial has taken place and will continue to monitor the trial as it continues until it ends in early December.”