Park pavilion gets revamp

Construction company ISG is working to restore a centrepiece pavilion in Wickford Memorial Park, which is scheduled for completion by the end of July.

The aim is to create a sports and recreational centre for the park in Rettendon View, which is home to three football clubs and three cricket clubs. A cafe will also be created at the pavilion and changing rooms will be refurbished.

Funding for the project includes £320,000 from Veolia North Thames Trust and £128,000 from Sport England.

The latest restoration work follows other enhancement to the park in recent years, including improvements to the Wickford War Memorial and the Avenue of Remembrance, the creation of the Home Front Garden, the installation of a multi-use sports area and the upgrading of the tennis court.

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