We have learned many things from Marvin of Health Landscapes Fence Fitters during our recent meet-up with him. According to him, before any improvement projects can be launched, it is always important that they first undergo effective planning. Carefully laying out all the structural plans, ideas and considering all the things that need to be considered can go a long way especially when the improvement project involves a public property.
If improvement projects are not effectively planned, then it could spawn grave results and such was the case in the City of Oxford after an eight-foot fence was erected at the Risinghurst Recreation Ground located at the Ridgeway Road.
The local residents were not happy about the fence, mostly because it had cut off a large portion of the park.
One of these residents, Steven Newman, father of two children, had even complained to the Oxford City Council after he had discovered the fence set up on the small park. According to Steven, it was still unbelievable to see the unfamiliar fence standing on the already small park.
He expressed his disappointment at the city council when he saw the erected fence. Steven also said that the next time they build a fence; they should make sure it is on the boundary.
Most of the local residents now believe that the park is not being managed properly by the city council and that the contractors have not conducted a proper job.
The city council had already announced last month that they will be replacing the old fences of the park. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Instead, they had built new fences on the boundary and had kept the old ones.
There is also an issue on how the public was not consulted about the fencing plans.
Marvin commented on the issue and said that whenever people plan to build fences, they should consult all of the people involved as they are also more likely to be directly and indirectly affected by the fences. Through effective consultation, they would be able to discuss issues regarding the fencing and think of ideas that would benefit every party.