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Work to restore Ponderosa Park
After heavy rainfall during Bassfest at Ponderosa Park, some areas of the ground are in poor condition. Sheffield City Council and BassFest organisers Fire in the Park are carrying out work to restore the park as soon as possible.
Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “We are working with Fire in the Park to ensure that the park is restored as soon as possible.
“We have started initial work on improving the safety of the site, but the full reinstatement cannot begin until the ground dries out.
“We will continue to regularly assess the site and soon as it is possible, contractors will begin working on the park. Following this, Ponderosa will be re-seeded in the spring as planned.
“Thank you again to everyone for your patience and bearing with us while we carry out this necessary work.
“Please look out for further updates on our social media platforms.”
Organisers of BassFest, Fire in the Park said: “We thoroughly appreciate your patience as we continue to work closely with Sheffield City Council to repair the damage caused to Ponderosa Park.
“We would like to reiterate that we are fully committed to reinstating the ground, and are doing everything we can to make this happen as soon as possible.
“Thank you again for your patience.”
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