North Tyneside park set to flourish

Press release: An abstract view of the Council crest

Landscaping and building work is to begin next week (6 June) on improvements to Souter Park in North Tyneside.

North Tyneside Council is spending almost £165,000 to build an attractive new entrance at the Norham Road entry and upgrade many footpaths in both Souter North and South to make it safer for park users to get around.

This work will also make it much easier for people to view the attractive ornamental plantings which have recently been improved with the help of local people.

Dozens of lovely new shrubs are due to be planted and a delightful wild flower area will be created at the south end of the park.

The improvements are expected to take approximately 8 weeks and some sections of the park will be closed off temporarily to allow the reconstruction of the footpaths to take place.  Kier North Tyneside will be the main contractor for the project and will make every effort to keep the disruption to park users to a minimum.

Welcoming the news, Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “Souter Park is a lovely park in the heart of North Tyneside well used by the Friends of the Park, bowlers and tennis players. The footpaths in the park are in need of some repair and the area at the south end of the park is in need of refurbishment.  I’m delighted that we are able to begin improvement works which will really bring the Park up to a better standard like so many of our other beautiful parks and open spaces throughout the borough.”