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Tawd Valley Park Project

We are launching an exciting project that will bring significant environmental and recreational benefits to Tawd Valley Park and surrounding areas.

Tawd Valley Park is an area of green open space of approximately 65 hectares running from Skelmersdale town centre and following the line of the River Tawd as it heads northwards to join the River Douglas.

Local communities have already had one opportunity to have their say through an extensive consultation held in the summer of 2017, and their views have helped shape the current version of the Masterplan.

The ambitious masterplan includes:

  • New cycle paths, wetland habitat areas
  • Improvements to the amphitheatre to create an informal event space
  • Creation of a heritage trail
  • New picnic spaces close to the town centre
  • Access and improvement work to footpaths and landscapes

There is also potential for a new visitor centre, new play area and a BMX track as well as a fishing lake.

A public consultation was recently held on the project as along with our partners in the scheme - Groundwork, the Environment Agency, the River Douglas Catchment Partnership, SHARES and West Lancs CVS - we invited the community to give further comments on the updated document.  

The closing date to submit views was midday on 15 January 2018, and the fundings were presented at a public meeting in January 2018. 

Further updates on the project will be posted on this page. 

Anyone interested in joining the new Friends of Tawd Valley Park group please contact Paula Campbell on 01695 585144.