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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.

Now, together with our partners in the scheme - Groundwork, the Environment Agency, the River Douglas Catchment Partnership, and West Lancs CVS - we are inviting the community to give further comments on the updated document.  

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.

Have your say

  • Download a copy of our most recent Tawd Valley masterplan (PDF 4.72mb). Please note the images are for illustration purposes only.

We would welcome your views and suggestions on the latest stage of this exciting project. Please email your comments to tvp@westlancs.gov.uk.

The closing date to submit your views is 12 January 2018.