Overhaul plan for ‘eyesore’ Carter’s Park

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An overhaul of Carter’s Park in Holbeach is in the pipeline after parish councillors branded it a “disgrace” and an “eyesore.”

The claims were made at a meeting on Monday when vice chairman John Spencer confirmed he would be discussing the problem with South Holland District Council’s conservation team next week.

Holbeach in Bloom volunteers won silver at this year’s East Midlands in Bloom (EMiB) Awards but it now wants to “smarten up” the park in time for next year’s competition.

During the meeting, Coun Carol Rudkin said: “Carter’s Park is the people’s park but at the moment it looks a disgrace and it needs smartening up.

“I’m sure the ratepayers won’t mind if we did this as we need to look after the town and improve it.”

In their report, EMiB judges said: “Holbeach is moving forward with a new purpose and the town’s In Bloom team is making progress in the right direction.

“Their efforts can be seen to good effect throughout the town and the hard work of all those involved is fantastic.”

Holbeach in Bloom chairman Coun Graham Rudkin said: “The judges commented on certain things about Carter’s Park such as some of the weeds that are smothering a number of trees in the park.

“The hedge alongside the footpath is in a bit of a state and we’re looking to put a new fence in after an accident last month when a car crashed through the fence.

“Carter’s Park is used a lot by people in Holbeach and we want to start improving it to make it a better place for everybody.”

Coun Spencer said: “Carter’s Park is an eyesore and if we don’t do something about it soon, EMiB judges will come next year and see that it looks the same as it does now.

“But the plan is to give it an overhaul in various places to make it more attractive and presentable.”