The big change coming to Bedworth's Miners' Welfare Park everyone will notice

People will soon notice a change at the Miners Welfare Park in Bedworth
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A big change is coming to Bedworth's Miners' Welfare Park that everyone will notice. More preparation work for the new Bedworth Physical Activity Hub will start on Tuesday (May 28).

Over three weeks, new tarmac paths will be installed within the park. They will act as the temporary south-western access point and as the main circular route within the park.

This is ahead of works starting on the new hub, which will replace the town's ageing leisure centre. Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council says that putting the paths in now will minimise the disruption to park users and park activities when the main site works are planned later in the summer.

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It will also see some fencing off of some grassed areas in the main park for the path works, and a temporary closure of parts of the Black Bank railway line path nearest to the Black Bank pub, with an alternative entrance still available nearby into the main park.

There will also be a small work compound in place for the three-weeks work and this will be based near the leisure centre car park. The path work follows some trees being cut down in the area earlier in the year.

Councillor Tim Jenkins, cabinet member for leisure, communities and health at the Town Hall, said: "The council thanks residents for their tolerance and understanding during these works, which are essential for bringing a modern replacement for the old Leisure Centre to Bedworth.

“These works will minimise disruption to public use of the park when the main construction gets under way. An added bonus is that the section of improved path along the Black Bank railway route will be able to be retained after the Activity Hub is completed.

“This will provide a stable year-round surface that will form part of a future cycle path route to Hawkesbury."

He added: "The cycle route will be delivered in the coming years using ‘planning gain’ sums from developers and will also include cycle paths provided by the housing development on the old golf course."

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