Investment pledge for Lancashire parks and play areas

Parks and play areas in Lancashire's West Craven are set for a boost after Pendle Borough Council agreed to continue its parks investment programme.

Pendle Borough Councillor David Whipp, who oversees the parks investment programme, said funding would benefit all parts of the borough.

"Renewing our play areas and refreshing our open spaces is a high priority. We will continue to invest in children's play and sports facilities," he said.

New West Craven projects include bridge repairs at Sough Park and work on the mill race at Barnoldswick's Valley Gardens.

Funding is already in place for the renewal of one play area and new equipment on a second play area at Earby's Northolme estate.

Equipment is also due to be upgraded at Earby Waterfalls and Rushton Avenue sites, and Sough Park's helter skelter and seesaw will be replaced.

In Barnoldswick, new items will be provided at Valley Gardens and fencing renewed at the Coates Avenue games area.

Work is already underway on a new play area at Barnoldswick's Victory Park and specifications have been drawn up for a further phase of investment as part of a £1.5 million park renewal programme.


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