Friends of Miss Whalley's Field
June 2022: update
The planned scheme to improve drainage and access at the bottom of the field adjacent to the south Kentmere road entrance is due to go ahead shortly in July/August.
A 2 metre wide path is to be installed to replace the existing narrow path from Kentmere road. The path will be extended towards the notice board with another path leading towards the woodland walk.
Drains are to be laid at the same time which should help alleviate the very wet and boggy conditions in autumn and winter.
Apologies for any inconvenience. The Council approved contractor should hopefully only be on site for a week.
January 2022 update
17th October 2020: Update
Lancaster City Council has approved the first stage of the planned works at the top of the field. We shall soon have improved access to the bus stop from the Keswick Road end and completion of the Memorial Garden.
Work by United Utilities and Sapphire Utility Solutions will begin on Thursday 22nd October and be completed by Friday 23rd October. The outline plans can be found on Miss Whalley's web & Facebook pages.
13th October 2020: Update
A quick Autumnal update to let you know that FMWF plans are still moving on. In the near future the main activities, with the support of United Utilities, are the completion of the Memorial Garden and improving footpath access from Keswick Rd junction. United Utilities have also completed their drone survey of the field which will help plan the improvement of the field's drainage next year.
Also please click on the link below to the Lancashire Life article which is to be featured in their next edition. Great to have promotion in a national publication and for the photos to be taken on a lovely summer's day, which showed the field & views to its best.
September 2020: Update
Our last update in early July outlined how Covid 19 was affecting group activities and work on the field. Although we are still unable to carry out our 'normal' activities, we are pleased to let you know about future plans. We have had recent meetings involving United Utilities, their contractors and Lancaster City Council. They are willing to support us with some of the much needed work. The following work on Miss Whalley’s Field has been discussed:
- Completion of the Memorial Garden (this was started by Central High school pupils but not finished due to Covid 19)
- Improving access from the Ridge to the bus stop
- Installation of an additional bench adjacent to the mown area
- Printing permanent signage for the notice boards
- Producing a drainage plan for resolving the waterlogged areas , primarily the main access path. This will initially involve a drone survey and calculations of levels etc. The drainage scheme may involve a variety of different approaches for different areas.
Work will take place once any necessary approvals have been applied for and complied with. We hope that some of the work can take place before November although the drainage is much more complex and will take longer. Initially this will involve drone surveys of the field in the near future.
Once more details are available, we will update the web site and our Facebook page as well as email our circulation list.
This is potentially a major step for Miss Whalley’s Field and we look forward to working with our new partners.
(Secretary Friends of Miss Whalley's Field)