Weston’s Archery Ground gets overhaul

Families in Weston have been enjoying the recent good weather in the area’s new-look Archery Ground, thanks to the hard work of local residents, local councillor and the Council’s Parks Department.

The Archery Ground has been given a make-over to transform it from an overgrown field into tamed parkland. The Ground now features a mixture of small copses, wild life areas, walkways, football pitch and soon to include new seating. Students from Radstock College also helped to plant new trees at the end of last year when work started on cutting back the long grass.

Following calls by local residents for the Archery Ground to be spruced up, Conservative Councillor for Weston Malcolm Lees has worked with B&NES Council’s Parks Department to have action taken on overhauling the public space.
Local residents, who have been closely involved in the plans, have said they are delighted the work has been done in time for the summer.

Cllr Malcolm Lees (Con, Weston) commented:

“This has been a really exciting project for everyone in the area, and it’s been great to see local families enjoying the revamped Archery Ground in the sunshine. It’s been a real pleasure working with both local residents, local students and the Council’s Parks team, and the end result is some really attractive parkland for the community.

“As soon as the grass has had time to recover a regular maintenance plan will be implemented. This is a work in progress, so my hope is that we will continue to see The Archery Field improved and developed as a resource for everyone to enjoy.”