WORK has started to resurface the network of paths in Taunton’s Green Flag award-winning Vivary Park.

The project at the town's Jewel in the Crown is part of Somerset West and Taunton’s ongoing re-surfacing programme and improvement plan for its parks and open spaces.

It will be carried out in stages by contractors RK Bell to ensure continued access for the public with temporary restrictions on the paths being re-surfaced.

The programme of works will not affect events in the park and will be suspended over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend when the authority is hosting a Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday, June 5.

Cllr Derek Perry, SWT executive member for sports, parks and leisure, said: “This work is part of our commitment in the budget to invest in our parks and open spaces ensuring they are safe and welcoming for all.

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to our residents and visitors so we want to ensure they look their best and are safe to use.

“I would like to thank everyone in advance for bearing with us whilst the work is carried out.”

Resurfacing of the paths in Wellington Park is complete and a new raised walkway has been built at the Swains Lane Nature Reserve in Wellington.

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The raised walkway at Swains Lane Natue Reserve. Picture: SWT.

Further works are planned at other locations in Taunton and Minehead.