Story: Douglas Johnson
A new park is being created that should help keep the Wicker flood-free.
Work is being started at Nursery Street to create a new ‘pocket park’ alongside the River Don. This is a flood prevention measure, which will also be a pleasant public amenity. The park will have grass terraces and new paths and there will be a canoe platform and tree-planting. The park will protect against floods by filling up with water when the river is high, acting like a big sponge. The work starts in March and should take about 3 months. A formal launch event is proposed for September.
The long-term plan is to close Nursery Street to traffic altogether. Buses would be diverted round Stanley Street and Joiner Street.