DRAINAGE works are under way on The Moor in a bid to make the park more accessible.

Work by Ansa – Cheshire East Council’s arms-length environmental services team – will install improved drainage on footpaths prone to flooding.

Closed to pedestrians for the duration of the works, the footpaths by The Moor Pool and across the middle of the park will see new trench drainage installed to address the issue.

The frequent build-up of water on the paths has seen health and safety issues arise.

Debbie Jamison, chairman of voluntary group Friends of The Moor, said: “About 18 months ago it came up that one of people’s key priorities was to sort out the flooding on the paths.

“They were collecting a lot of water – particularly by the pool and in the middle.

“We have worked with Ansa and last year got hold of CEC to approve the capital money for the work to happen.

“It was becoming a health and safety issue, because at its worst children and dogs were practically swimming in it.

“The objective is to relieve the flooding on the paths.”

The issue was one of the group’s key aims for the year, along with implementing a renewed management plan. This will be addressed at a meeting later this month.

The Moor was awarded Green Flag status for the ninth year running. The award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

nTo see more of what the Friends of The Moor do and how you can get involved, see friends ofthemoor.org.uk