Message from the Lightwoods Park Project Officer:
The project team working on the Heritage Lottery Funded Lightwoods Park and House Restoration Project are proposing to do some works in advance of the main restoration contract, namely advance tree works. These tree works will be taking place in Lightwoods Park over the winter of 2013. The advance tree works which have been indentified will not only help with the fluidity of the main contract (when work is forecast to start in autumn 2014), it will also help protect Lightwoods House and the boundary walls and reduce further structural damage to our assets.
There is a ‘Proposed Advance Tree Removal Works’ drawing which you can view here. It can also be seen in the new project specific information board in the park which is near the bandstand. The red numbers on the drawing relate to the tree tags so if you visit the park you can see exactly which trees will be removed in the Shakespeare Garden, the horticultural yard and the walled fenceline along the bus station boundary.
Please note these works may appear dramatic, particularly in the Shakespeare Garden and around the boundary of the horticultural yard but I must reiterate that the removal of these trees are for the good of the house structure, walls and for the new proposed wall along the boundary of the Shakespeare Garden. All of the proposed works were identified on the masterplan document which was shared during consultations and submitted as part of the Round 2 bid to the lottery. As per this bid document there will be further removal works necessary however, these will be carried out under the main contract as will the replanting of native trees, shrubs and plants to offset the tree removals.
If you have any queries about any of the above please email me via firstname.lastname@example.org