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Friends of Fleming Park teamed up with council officers to start planting 100 native trees as part of ongoing improvements.
The former Fleming Park Golf Course is being returned to parkland in a £460,000 project that will increase access all year round. The planting of native tree species is designed to enhance the quality of woodland in the park.
Other improvements include:
• a mile-long, waymarked accessible trail,
• resurfacing of the cycle path alongside Monks Brook,
• links to the new Pavilion on the Park extension ,
• a shared cycle/footpath from the Velmore Estate to Dovedale and Nightingale School.
Longer-term plans will see low-quality conifers – originally planted to stop misdirected golf balls reaching busy paths and sports pitches – being replaced with broad-leaved trees that are native to the UK
The project was approved by the Eastleigh Local Area Committee and funded from developers’ contributions.