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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

New play area children helped design opens in West Lancashire park

Spring is just around the corner and with it there’s plenty for children to get excited about in Richmond Park, Burscough.

West Lancashire Borough Council has completed work on a new and exciting fenced play area with equipment aimed youngsters aged between five and eight, which is now ready and waiting for children to enjoy. This complements the existing older children’s play area and outdoor gym facility.

The new play area comprises of a pirate galleon ship with a tube slide, basket swing, twin flat swings, two spring mobiles, a see-saw and an orbiter spinner. This is a type of turntable roundabout.

The Council carried out a consultation with pupils from Lordsgate Township CE Primary School who were very creative with their ideas.

A selection of playground suppliers was invited to submit designs, and the children chose the winning design.

Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “I am really pleased that work has now been completed on this play area. The pupils from Lordsgate Township CE Primary School did a great job in choosing the winning design and I am sure they and other children from the area will enjoy using the play area for many years to come.”

Christopher Hackett, head teacher at Lordsgate Primary School, said: “The children really enjoyed taking part in the consultation exercise for the new play area and have learned a lot from it. They are very pleased with the results and have been very excited about playing on something they helped to create.”

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