Work will soon be starting on repairs to the badly-potholed main path around the perimeter and bandstand area of Wellington Park. Taunton Deane will be paying around £35,000 for the urgently needed repairs but last week the town council discussed whether to make a significant financial contribution to the cost. Work is scheduled to start in the next few weeks and be finished by the May bank holiday.
“Wellington Park is the jewel in the crown for the town and it’s incredibly important that we get these paths made safe,” said Cllr Andy Govier, responding to a suggestion from Cllr Janet Reed that the town council allocate £10,000 to extend the planned work to include some of the central paths and the area around the pond.
Their views were supported by other councllors and by Cllr John Thorne who added that he would very much like to see the award-winning park owned by the town council. He said that vandalism to the bandstand and to a number of seats had left the park in a sorry state.
The council agreed to chip in up to £10,00 to extend the scope of the planned repairs on the understanding that the job should leave the park’s paths totally renovated.