WORK ON improving the footpaths and cycle routes in Sanders Park began yesterday and will last around 12 weeks, writes Elliot Ball.
It will be kept to weekdays and is aimed at improving accessibility.
The plans will see a new 3.5m wide combined walking and cycling path running from Whitford Road to the other end of the park at Kidderminster Road.
Two other phases, scheduled for later, will see sections between the two sides filled in.
During the initial phase a 2m wide informal path will also be completed across the playing fields from Leadbetter Drive to the small bridge over Battlefield Brook.
The aim of the project should see the natural, wooded and wetlands of the park become easier to get to by wheelchair, whatever the weather.
Jackie Boreham, Bromsgrove District Council’s projects and events officer, said: “We’re delighted to be able to have more of Sanders Park accessible to more people.”
The works will be carried out by Worcestershire County Council using National Productivity Investment funding from the Department for Transport.