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Please keep off the cricket square in Woking Park

Visitors to Woking Park are being asked to steer clear of the cricket square from Monday 21 March 2011 when extensive improvement works will get underway.
Woking Borough Council has decided to take the square out of action for the next seven months to ensure that it continues to comply with health and safety guidance and provide a good quality surface for future cricket seasons.

From the beginning of next week, a temporary barrier fence will be erected around the cricket square and around one third of the outfield to enable specialist contractors to strip back the surface of the cricket square, apply a new top dressing and plant grass seed.

Once works are completed, a semi-permanent chestnut paling fence will be erected around the affected cricket square area (which is approximately 65 metres x 65 metres in size) to enable the planted grass seed to germinate and grow, which will take several months.
It is anticipated that the area will be fully open again in time for the fireworks display in November.

Affected cricket clubs have now been notified by the Council and alternative playing facilities are being arranged in time for the start of the cricket season in May.

The Council would like to thank all members of the public for their co-operation during this time and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information and assistance, please contact Geoff Ward, Woking Borough Councilís Cultural and Community Development Manager, on 01483 743802 or email geoff.ward@woking.gov.uk

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