South Ribble invests £500,000 in play

A £500,000 investment in play is getting underway in Lancashire as South Ribble Borough Council creates three new play areas this autumn.

Work is underway to create a new £150,000 play area for children and young people in Higher Walton.

South Ribble Borough Council's new playground is to be sited at King George V playing fields in the village centre.

Playground designer and manufacturer of Sutcliffe Play is working on the new equipment and it is expected to be completed by Christmas.
The site will feature a state-of-the-art play area for local toddlers and juniors.

There will also be a purpose built activity area with specialist equipment for older children and teenagers.
It follows the installation of a ball court, which the council opened in 2005.

The investment at Higher Walton forms part of more than £500,000 the council is spending on improving play facilities this year.

New play areas will also start to take shape this autumn at Kingsfold in Penwortham and in the centre of Much Hoole.  

Higher Walton, Much Hoole and Penwortham are the latest sites to be transformed as part of an ambitious 12-year plan to rejuvenate local play facilities.

South Ribble Borough Council has already developed new playgrounds in Coupe Green, Tardy Gate, New Longton, Much Hoole, Longton, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge and Moss Side in Leyland, and new ball courts have been provided in Leyland and at Higher Walton.

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