Cllrs Tracey Onslow and Nathan Desmond are delighted to announce that a campaign to recommission the Waterfall on the Great Wall in Kidderminster has been successful and all the funding is now in place to enable this exciting project to happen.
The Great Wall, was constructed in 1972-73 as part of the Ringway project and was recently awarded Grade II listed status. It included a water cascade feature at the Comberton End of the wall which stopped functioning over 30 years ago.
Thanks to the efforts of Tracey and Nathan It is now being brought back to life and will be recommissioned in the New Year as work is set to start on Monday 11th January 2021 and is being carried out by Wyre Forest District Council. The new waterfall will also include rainbow lighting in recognition of the strength of local communities pulling together through the Covid pandemic.
The funding was possible by Tracey and Nathan contributing a significant amount from their devolved County Divisional Fund and also by contributions from a number of Conservative Kidderminster Town Councillors.
Cllr Tracey Onslow said, “I am very grateful to my Conservative colleagues for contributing to the water feature renovation and to the guys at WFDC and Kidderminster Town Council for making it feasible. The works will start w/c 11th Jan. I hope it will be a fitting reminder of the community spirit shown during lockdown, as well as the start of regenerating our town.”
Cllr Nathan Desmond, “ it’s really fantastic news that the waterfall will be brought back to life. It was a real icon back in the day, and everyone who can remember it, will have their own memories. Now that the Great Wall has received Grade II listed status its even more fitting that the Waterfall is returning and to have it linked to the strength of the community through lockdown with the rainbow lights, will be very special”