THE question of who will take on the day-to-day running of Frodsham’s newly-restored Castle Park is worrying town councillors.
The town council’s Friends of Castle Park Committee thinks the park should be managed in conjunction with Frodsham Leisure Centre, but members were “seriously concerned that a management structure for the parkland after the major restoration project is completed still isn’t in place,” said committee chairman, Cllr Tony Hinkins.
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) acts as trustees for Castle Park estate, but town councillor Hinkins suggested: “Current initiatives appear to be concentrated on making full use of Castle Park House, but the issue of managing the park as a whole is not being handled – and this was one of the root causes of the problems the park had in the past.”
He added: “We thought we would be closing down the town council’s Friends of Castle Park Committee, but at the moment we’ve got this big problem on our hands.
“CWaC has set up new park friends and user groups but they don’t seem to be meeting regularly or have agendas or minutes.
“Trustees have promised a report after their next meeting on July 16, but we are seriously concerned.
“The town council’s Friends of Castle Park Committee wants to carry on, and we are looking for some interest and urgency on this.”