More work to continue restoration of Chichester park

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A HISTORIC park is set to be further improved after a revamp which cost more than £315,000.

Priory Park in Chichester – home to the City Walls, the Guildhall, and the remains of a Norman Motte – has become the focus of two councils.

Chichester District Council and Chichester City Council will work together to develop plans to improve the park for visitors.

The news comes shortly after the completion of the restoration of the Guildhall, the creation of a new soft play area, soft and hard landscaping and repairs to the footpath around the City Walls.

Structural engineers have been appointed to make repairs to the historic wall and Hospitium structure in the park, and develop a scheme for the Motte to protect and enhance it.

Cllr Eileen Lintill, from the district council, said: ‘The park is popular with tourists and locals and we will be working with the city council to make sure that it continues to attract people to the area in the future.’