New plan to complete Priory Park grass repair

Equipment on Monday 14 May (photo: Sarah Godsell of Pick Me! Design)


Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has a new plan under way to restore the grass in Priory Park, where the ice rink stood over the festive period.

Although the area has been looking better in recent weeks, sections nearest the path don’t seem to have done so well.

As in previous years, remedial work to the ground is paid for by the organisers of Reigate on Ice, but the council carries it out and decides what needs to be done and when.

In response to continued concerns from residents about the time it’s taking to get the ground back in shape, on Monday the council said on Twitter:

“Our greenspaces team have said that unfortunately the remediation and maintenance undertaken hasn’t met our high standards on this occasion.

We have started a new remediation plan and clear improvements will be seen in the next few weeks.”

Reigate on Ice ran from 30 November 2017 to 3 January 2018.

A previous article about the ice rink’s use of the park, and the hire fee (remedial costs are on top), can be found here.


The area on Sunday 13 May, before the latest work (photo:


Another shot on Sunday 13 May (photo:


The area on 22 April – with a bonus shopping trolley (photo:


Taken on Sunday 11 March (photo:


Main image credit: Sarah Godsell from Pick Me! Design , who has more local pictures on the I Love Reigate website and on Instagram @ilovereigate



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