Revamp of Kendal park begins

Noble's rest work
Staff, volunteers and contractors planting beech whips at Noble's Rest
21 December 2016

Our improvement project at Noble’s Rest in Kendal has got underway.

Work at the park aims to improve seating, the path network, planting and tree management.

We plan to spend £150,000 upgrading the park with an additional £15,000 from Kendal Town Council to make improvements in Town View Field.

Last week 80 beech whips were planted by volunteers, our staff and Continental Landscapes, which follows maintenance work that has been carried out over the last year.

In addition, 4,000 bulbs were planted by children from Stramongate Primary School in the adjacent Town View Field

A consultation was launched in October 2014 by us and Kendal Town Council, which asked for the community’s thoughts on how best to upgrade Noble’s Rest.

Since then, there have been various meetings with residents, including an open day in the local library and a walk around the park with landscape architects.

A Noble’s Rest Friends group has also been established to help develop plans for the park and raise extra funding for the improvement works.

Councillor David Fletcher, our environment portfolio, said: “We have worked closely with residents throughout this process and that is reflected in the planned works for the park.

“The Noble’s Rest project will upgrade the park for residents by improving access, drainage and through the installation of better seating.”

In 1929 Noble's Rest, located at the end of Maude Street, was donated to the community to commemorate local surgeon Samuel Clarke Noble, by his widow Mary.