Fairfield Parish Council is inviting designs from Fairfield residents for the regeneration of the Dickens Boulevard Roundabout.

This roundabout is the main gateway at the entrance to Fairfield Park. At its centre is the impressive oak tree that is an iconic view of Fairfield and the first impression that most people have when they arrive. It also includes the eight trees and symmetrical hedging on the immediate outside of the roundabout. One of these trees died and has been removed, but under the council’s Tree Replacement Policy must be replanted.

Designs should include the planting of the central bed and planters around the oak tree, and the four beds on the outside of the roundabout. Competitors must take into account the council’s Tree Replacement Policy. There is no intention to remove the central oak tree.

dickens blvd tree

The competition is open to all Fairfield residents, in two categories: 

1) Young persons (under 18 years of age)

2) Adults (18 years and over)

Designs will need to be submitted by email by 6pm on Monday 3 September 2019. Any drawings, large plans or models can also be submitted by special arrangement.

The competition will be judged by a panel comprising a qualified urban designer, interested residents and parish councillors, and assisted by a representative of Hislop’s Horticulture Ltd. The winning designer will be notified personally and the official announcement will be made at the parish council meeting on Thursday 12 September 2019. The designs will be judged on originality, colour and maintenance. The project will be funded by the parish council.

A reward will be given to the winning designer, which may include the erection of a plaque with the winner’s name. There will be a prize for both categories of entrant.

Further details of the competition can be found on the Fairfield Parish Council website http://www.fairfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk or by emailing nick.reynolds@fairfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk.