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RESTORATION OF ROBERTS PARK, SALTAIRE
Consultation Round 1

Roberts Park is to be restored with lottery money, if the bid is successful. Voice your opinion! Fill in the questionnaire.

Forward by webmaster: Below, Jane Travis from HTLA, the historic landscape consultants contracted by Bradford Council to draw up plans for the restoration of Roberts Park explains their progress so far. Input from the local community and anyone with a interest in Roberts Park is welcomed. There is a questionnaire to fill in - you can do it on line. Please take the time to submit a questionnaire - our opinions are important in this process and will help to shape the future of Roberts Park. The next open day for consultation will be 3rd July 2.30 - 4.00pm and 6.00 – 7.30pm when members of the design and client team will be available in the Half Moon (the building below Sir Titus Salt's statue in Roberts Park, Saltaire) to answer questions.

Contact HTLA

Email: jane-travis@htla.co.uk
Website: www.htla.co.uk

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Jane Travis from HTLA, Historic Landscape Consultants writes: Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates are Historic Landscape Consultants who were appointed several years ago to draw up a restoration scheme for Roberts Park, Saltaire.  As part of that process I contacted many of the local interest groups canvassing information on how the Park is currently used and how it could be improved for the future. 

We have recently been appointed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council to undertake the next stage of detailed design development.  As part of this work we are undertaking further discussions with local interest groups and schools.   

We have left some display panels in the Half Moon Pavilion, along with questionnaires – both adult and children - for the public to complete on some of the ideas to date.  The exhibition will evolve over the consultation period and will be updated as further consultation takes place and the final designs develop.  The exhibition will be open to the general public at weekends when the Cricket Club serve teas and hold the bandstand music events in the summer.

We have also launched a children’s picture competition for the under 11s, titled ‘My Best Day in Roberts Park’ – please see the attached poster for information – closing date 11th June.  The local primary schools have been contacted and there should be flyers in the local shops.

We would be very grateful if the exhibition, questionnaires and picture competition could be promoted on your website.  I can also send pdf files of the display panels if you are able to provide links through your website (some of the files are large, even as pdfs and so I would send them to you on CD). 

We are aware that there are great concerns about the possibility of a by pass for Saltaire and that this is grabbing everyone’s attention and energy.  The restoration of Roberts Park would be a welcome improvement to the area and we need to engender good community involvement in the design development process to ensure a good bid.

The Telegraph and Argus are helping by publishing some articles about the project but we recognize the importance of local groups such as yourself to encourage the public to become involved. 

The next open day for consultation will be 3rd July 2.30-4.00pm and 6.00 – 7.30pm when members of the design and client team will be available in the Half Moon to answer questions.

Kind regards

Jane

Jane Travis, Practice Manager
Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates Ltd.
Foxhall Lodge
Foxhall Road
Nottingham
NG7 6LH

Telephone: 0115 8456530
Email: jane-travis@htla.co.uk
Website: www.htla.co.uk

   

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