Public Open Spaces Update – 14 January 2020

Please find below today’s update from Bovis Homes on completion of the public open spaces in Upper Rissington. Changes since the previous update are highlighted:

Area 1 – Officers Mess Playing Fields

  • Playground now open.
  • Planting ongoing, to be finished w/e 24/01/20
  • Soil backing up of footpath boards to tidy and seed. This will be done when the seed has a better chance of taking.

Area 2 – Officers Mess Surround

  • Rear will be completely tidied, top soiled and seeded to make good.
  • Front will be rotavated and seeded.
  • This is an area of priority for us and we hope to have this done by w/e 07/02/20.

Area 3 – Allotments and tennis courts

  • Allotment footpaths are all established, ground prep still to complete for allotments, main gate to install and water feed to finalise.
  • White lining to tennis courts will be completed closer to handover. Same applies for the nets.
  • Final decision on water feed issue expected this coming Friday, 17 January.
  • This is another area that is a priority for us. Again, we are hoping to have this area complete by early next year.

Area 6 – LEAP 4

  • Estate railing commenced, gates now on site. Awaiting willow tunnel install, expected next week. Completion expected by end of January.

Area 8 & 9

  • Area 9 paths progressing well.
  • Area of trees cleared to allow installation of post and rail to segregate development land.


  • Hoping to have an updated programme next week.

EMG & Pond

  • Foul line very close to completion, there may be a slight delay due to delivery lead times (relating to raised pipe element of the diversion). EMG will continue to work on other items whilst waiting on this.

Areas referred to are shown on the map below.