Ellenborough Park West

Ellenborough Park West, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1XH
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In the past, this central green space was managed and used by Corpus Christi Church and accompanying school. Weston Town Council now manage this valuable community space and will continue to work closely with Corpus Christi School and Church, allowing them full use of the park for recreational activities or outdoor learning.

The Council welcomes the park to be used for events on a ‘wellbeing’ theme and will be organising and hosting some of its own events. These could be yoga classes, book clubs, meditation groups, drumming circles - organisers, please be aware the council is open to ideas.  With so many people eager to hold events here, please make sure you register your interest with plenty of lead time with the council on the email and phone number shown.

There is much of interest to nature lovers within the park, with some rare plants and beautiful trees as well as wildlife.  For this reason, barbeques, metal detectors, golf or anything that might damage the grassed areas are not permitted.  Camping is also not permitted.  It's a beautiful and peaceful park, just a stone's throw from the beach, so it's a great place for a quiet picnic.  Please try to take your rubbish home with you, we are working hard to retain the quiet beauty of the park for all to enjoy.

The park is home to a badger set and in order not to disturb the badgers, the public are being asked to keep away from the very far end of the east side of the park, which is why this gate will not be open for public use.

The western half of the park, an area of 1.8ha, is of significant biodiversity interest, due to its plant communities.  It was notified as a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1989. The eastern half of the park contains a play area for children.  The whole site was formerly part of a sand dune system of the Bristol Channel. so the soil here is calcareous and sandy.  The short-turf grassland which it supports is believed to be remnant dune grassland from this dune system, which was enclosed in the 19th century.

The species composition of this grassland includes the following grasses: Sand Cat's-tail, Red Fescue, Sea Fern-grass and Cock's-foot . Herb species present include Sea Stork's-bill, Buck's-horn Plantain, Rough Clover, all of which are indicative of a maritime influence, plus Wild Clary, Smooth Hawk's-beard and Pink-sorrel

You can keep up to date with things on the park's Facebook page here.

The West side of the park is also a dog-free space - with only assistance dogs permitted.

The Town Council is looking for nature enthusiasts to be part of the team of volunteers to help look after this area. To register your interest in volunteering and for more information please contact Lisa.Clemons@wsm-tc.gov.uk.

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Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2024)
Monday - SundayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen

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