Work begins on Cheney Row Park improvements

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Work starts this week on £1 million scheme

Cheney Row Park design and key

Between now and April 2019 Waltham Forest Council is improving facilities at Cheney Row Park as part of a £1 million scheme, which has been designed in partnership with local residents.

The design of the new park, see plan above, includes something for residents of all ages, including:

  • A nature-themed play-area for children
  • A special area for teenagers to use
  • A raised viewing platform offering views over the Walthamstow Wetlands and reservoirs
  • Improvements to the existing BMX track
  • An outdoor amphitheatre for events with tiered seats built into the mound surrounding the stage
  • An area where food trucks, coffee carts and ice cream vans can park during events
  • Improved entrances and new signs
  • Enhanced natural areas for plants and wildlife
  • Open spaces for informal use


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Entrances changing

While work takes place some parts of the park, including some of the usual entrances, will be closed while work takes place.

Please do follow the signs for alternate routes to make sure you stay safe.

We thank you for your patience while this work takes place.

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Contractors begin work

Blakedown Landscapes is the contractor that will be doing the work. The firm is experienced in such projects and will be doing the work in phases over the next six months.

The first phase, due to start on Monday 24 September 2018, is to build the site compound where equipment and materials will be stored.

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Join the Tree Walk with TCV

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, has been running free events for local residents throughout the summer.

The next event is on Saturday 13 October 2018 between 10am and 1pm when TCV Project Officers will take you on a tree trail showing how to identify different species of trees on the site. There will then be the chance to have a go at some tree related crafts.

There will also be other events, involving other community groups, taking place so keep an eye on the web page or social media for more details.

Book your free place here

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