Work starts on Potters Bar public shelter

WORK to build a public shelter for a park in Potters Bar has begun.

Designers commissioned by Hertsmere Borough Council are currently putting together the structure, which is set to be installed in Furzefield park next month.

The shelter – one of three to be erected in the borough – is being funded by a lottery grant and was designed following consultation with residents.

It was initially hoped the shelters would be ready this month, but an increase in the cost of materials has seen this timetable change.

Cllr Brenda Batten, the portfolio holder for leisure, culture and health, said: “We had been advised that the shelters would be ready in January, but since the designs were agreed the price of steel has increased and threatened to put the project over budget.

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“This meant we have agreed to slightly change some of the materials the designers had planned to use in order to keep it in budget. As a result, the timetable has slipped slightly but the designers have assured us this will cause a minor delay.”

Cllr Batten added: “I think all three designs look great.

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“They have been designed so the whole community can make use of them and enjoy making use of them.”

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