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APPENDIX A
Welland Park Green Flag Management Plan 2006 2016
Written by Andrew Watson: Harborough District Council Parks Officer
1.0 Where are we now?
1.1 Persons responsible for the plan:
This plan has been written by Harborough District Council (HDC) Community
Services and Parks and Environment sections. The team of officers associated
with writing this management plan for Welland Park include Brendan Coleman
(Head of Street Scene Services), Matthew Bills (Acting Parks & Environment
Manager Landscape Officer), Stuart Coe (Grounds Maintenance and Play
Officer), Matthew Bradford (Head of Community Services), Andrew Watson
(Parks Officer). The gardeners will also be responsible for ensuring the park is
maintained to the standards identified in the plan. Gardeners are currently
employed by the contractor Serviceteam and there are two full time site based
employees (Richard Moss & Dave Holland) although at busy times they receive
additional support.
1.2 Previous plans:
Although there has not been a site specific management plan for Welland Park
there have been a number of strategies involving the park. These include the
HDC Parks and Open Spaces Plan 2006 2011, Site Assessments Welland
Park and Northampton Road Sports Ground 2004 (PPG 17 Report), Harborough
District Sport & Activity Alliance Action Plan 2005 2007, ‘Making a Difference’
Sport & Recreation Plan for Harborough District 2004 2007, Arts Development
Plan 2005 - 2009. The Council is also in the process of producing a Play Strategy
and Older Persons Strategy.
1.2.1 Parks & open spaces plan:
This plan has yet to be adopted by Harborough District Council although a
number of objectives have been highlighted within the plan that relate to Welland
Park. These are to produce a site management plan in 2006, achieve Green Flag
status in 2007, continue the success of Harborough in Bloom, increase the
number of events on parks (musical & arts), promote sport and recreation
activities, promote passive recreation (water feature & sensory garden), improve
access (whole park and café), improve signage, reduce incidents of dog fouling
(implement current legislation and provide more dog bins), improve the standard
of public toilets (review provision), review car parking provision, improve outdoor
play provision (maintain funding, apply for external funding, consult with young
people), provide a high quality sustainable tree population and monitor and re-
tender the grounds maintenance contract for 2007.
1.2.2 Site assessments Welland Park and Northampton Road
Sports Ground
The report was commissioned by HDC and written by PMP in 2004 to assess the
park and local need for public open space. The report highlighted the need for
improved provision for children and young people and in 2005 the skate park was

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opened following a consultation period. Signage was also highlighted as an area
of need and in 2006 new signs were installed throughout the park. The need for
lighting throughout the park was identified and the park now has street lighting
along the Millennium Mile, paths and skate park. The provision of appropriate on
and off site car parking was highlighted and the park is linked via the Millennium
Mile to the Commons Car Park in Market Harborough town centre. On site car
parking will be reviewed and considered in any future developments. The need
for an improved putting green was identified and in consultation conducted in
2006 this was also identified as an area for improvement. Improvements to the
children’s play area were also highlighted with suggestions of providing
appropriate surfacing and fencing. Suggestions were made for the paths to be
improved for use by cyclists and for more benches to be introduced, particularly
by the river with picnic benches to encourage more users. The buildings in the
park were stated as in need of improvements and it was suggested that the café
and toilets could be relocated to near the play. Potential funding sources for the
improvements highlighted above were identified in the report. Many of the areas
identified in the report were highlighted in consultation completed in 2006 and
future improvements will be based on information.
1.2.3 Harborough District Sport & Activity Alliance (HDSAA) Action
Plan 2005 2007:
The HDSAA action plan identifies the need to make sport and recreation
accessible for all people throughout the Harborough District. The plan highlights
the need for community recreation within parks and open spaces. Within the
Diversionary Activities sub group actions were planned for a football project
working with young people identified by the Youth Offending Team and Satellite
Youth Centre in Market Harborough. A week long programme of activities took
place in August 2006. A further action to provide sport and physical activity
opportunities on local parks for young people during the summer holidays was
completed through use of the Chill Out bus and multi skill sport leaders in
Welland Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer. The
plan also aimed to provide an opportunity for young people to try non traditional
sports in the summer holiday A ‘Thrill and Chill’ event was organised and took
place on the 12
th
August 2006 in partnership with the Satellite Youth Centre. An
action to further develop the Health Walks Scheme is identified and the walking
group have received £100 from HDSAA to promote the scheme in Welland Park
and throughout the district. Another objective relating to Welland Park was to
promote sports clubs in an environment outside the club to increase participation,
physical activity and club membership. A community sports day took place at
Welland Park on August 12
th
2006. It is hoped that links with the HDSAA will
continue with more events and activities taking place in and around the park.
1.2.4 Sport & Recreation Plan:
Within the sport and recreation plan a number of aims and objectives impact
upon Welland Park. Key actions include removing barriers to participation within
HDC facilities, utilise local sport and recreation venues for summer activities,
support the development of local facilities through the results of the PPG17 audit
and subsequent S106 agreements, identify levels of sports provision, facilities

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APPENDIX A Welland Park Green Flag Management Plan 2006 – 2016 Written by Andrew Watson: Harborough District Council Parks Officer 1.0 Where are we now? 1.1 Persons responsible for the plan: This plan has been written by Harborough District Council (HDC) Community Services and Parks and Environment sections. The team of officers associated with writing this management plan for Welland Park include Brendan Coleman (Head of Street Scene Services), Matthew Bills (Acting Parks & Environment Manager Landscape Officer), Stuart Coe (Grounds Maintenance and Play Officer), Matthew Bradford (Head of Community Services), Andrew Watson (Parks Officer). The gardeners will also be responsible for ensuring the park is maintained to the standards identified in the plan. Gardeners are currently employed by the contractor Serviceteam and there are two full time site based employees (Richard Moss & Dave Holland) although at busy times they receive additional support. 1.2 Previous plans: Although there has not been a site specific management plan for Welland Park there have been a number of strategies involving the park. These include the HDC Parks and Open Spaces Plan 2006 – 2011, Site Assessments – Welland Park and Northampton Road Sports Ground 2004 (PPG 17 Report), Harborough District Sport & Activity Alliance Action Plan 2005 – 2007, ‘Making a Difference’ Sport & Recreation Plan for Harborough District 2004 – 2007, Arts Development Plan 2005 - 2009. The Council is also in the ...
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