Canch Park in Worksop, Credit: Bassetlaw District Council

Plans to build a refreshments kiosk and other facilities at Workshop park will soon come to life with work set to begin in two weeks.

Canch Park in Worksop is an award winning park, having achieved Green Flag status for seven years in a row.

The project for new facilities, including a refreshments kiosk, outdoor seating, a disabled toilet, a baby change and parent WC in addition to four unisex toilets, as well as a second public Changing Places facility in Worksop.

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, Councillor Julie Leigh, said: “The Canch and Memorial Gardens are an extremely popular destination for residents and visitors to Bassetlaw, and this new addition will improve their experience even more.”

“The last 11 months of the Coronavirus have shown that now, more than ever, is the time to invest in our open spaces and give residents access to first class facilities. Once the new amenities are ready, and current restrictions are lifted, we look forward to welcoming people back to our open spaces so they can experience both the physical and mental health benefits that access to open spaces bring.”

Rotherham-based Hughie Construction Ltd are due to start work on the project in the next two weeks.

Richard Kirk, Managing Director, added: “We are truly delighted to add this exciting project to our ever-growing portfolio of works across the North and Midlands.

“We are also immensely proud to be involved in a project that will be at the heart of the community within Worksop, enhancing the park with exceptional and modern facilities.

“We look forward to building our relationship with Bassetlaw District Council and hope to take our positive experiences so far into new, future opportunities.”

It is hoped that the project will be finished by early September 2021.

By Laycie Beck