Priory Park ground plan awaits better weather

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The muddy ground at the Bell Street end of Priory Park will be rolled and reseeded once the weather improves.

Reigate on Ice, the ice rink and fairground, occupied the site for a month over the Christmas and New Year period.

Helen West, Priory Park Officer with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, explained:

“Once the weather improves enough, we’ll be able to tend to the affected area to get it back to its former state.  At the moment, we need to wait for the ground to dry out. I’d like to thank residents and visitors to the park for their patience  – the grass will only grow once the weather warms up a little (to at least 10°C).  Reigate on Ice is covering the costs of the work to the ground which suffered in the very wet Christmas and New Year period.”

Reigate on Ice was organised by the Matthews Organisation.  Tommy Matthews said:

“We are in communication with the parks management and maintenance team to repair the area but the ground is still too wet for rolling at the moment, once it has dried out enough it will be rolled and reseeded.  Please be assured it is being dealt with.”

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