St Mary's Access and Green Spaces Project

We would love to hear your thoughts on proposes changes to the access points and outdoor spaces at St Mary's Church. The Access and Green Spaces Project has three main aims:

1.  Improve Accessibility

  • Accessible doors, with button automated opening and level access, on North and South side entrances .
  • Level pedestrian access from Marshalswick Lane and Sherwood Avenue
  • Wheelchair access from main hall to outdoor spaces, and to Peppercorn Place

 2.  Widen Use

    • Enclosed garden space enabling sight lines to enable safe supervision of children
    • Increased Quiet Garden space and access to Peppercorn Place for community use
    • New seating area on South Side
    • Hard standing at front and South side to give space for community events and activities

3.  Increase Visibility

    • Remove two holly trees to give view from the Quadrant, and replace with new planting on south side 
    • Relocation of notice board on ‘front’ to pavement and additional noticeboard on south side (Marshalswick Lane)
Share your views on these proposals by completing a short form. You are also welcome to get in touch.

Full copies of the proposed designs can be downloaded by clicking here.

Overview of plans for green spaces and access

Access and Green Spaces Project Stages

  1. Work up brief and develop plans with architect (complete)
  2. Consult with wider community over plans (up to end of July 2024)
  3. Cost up proposals and draw up phased plan with fundraising strategy (September 2024)
  4. We hope to see the first parts of the plan implemented in Spring 2025

Page updated: June 2024