Tuesday, June 27, 2023

West Lancashire Borough Council to consult residents on Beacon Country Park Vision

West Lancashire Borough Council has launched a consultation to give residents the opportunity to have their say on the proposed vision for Beacon Country Park.

Residents and key stakeholders are being asked about the kinds of enhancements and activities they would like to see at the Park, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to put their ideas forward on the future of this beautiful and important green space.

The feedback from the consultation will help inform and shape West Lancashire Borough Council's plans to develop the Park's facilities. The vision for the green space is intended to have a health and wellbeing focus for local residents, a sustainable and secure forward plan and grow visitor numbers from outside the area who will bring in vital economic investment.

Portfolio holder for Leisure, Councillor Carl Coughlan, said: "We have an incredible opportunity to create one of the best green spaces in the North West where everyone, regardless of age or ability, can accessibly enjoy time in the great outdoors. Whether seeking excitement or solitude, their wellbeing can be nurtured and improved in lots of different ways. Building on the increased recent usage for events and the success of the new Coppice Café, we look forward to this space offering so much more to all our residents."

"We are committed to maintaining and improving the Park as a space that is of benefit to everyone in Borough, while being a sustainably-run green space, so we want to hear everyone's thoughts on how we do this before further scoping work is taken forward by officers."

 The consultation can be accessed online here www.beacon-country-park-vision.co.uk from 27th June and will be open until 7th August.

Residents will also be invited to provide any comments at the open public consultation sessions, with the opportunity to view details on the proposal and speak to the project team. The sessions will be held on these dates:

  • Tuesday 27th June Beacon Country Park, Visitor Centre 10:00-13:00
  • Wednesday 28th June Beacon Country Park, Visitor Centre 10:00-13:00
  • Thursday 29th June Moor Street, Ormskirk Market Place 10:00-14:00
  • Sunday 2nd July Beacon Country Park, Visitor Centre 10:00-16:00
  • Wednesday 5th July Ground floor, Concourse Shopping Centre Skelmersdale 10:00-14:00
  • Thursday 6th July Beacon Country Park, Visitor Centre 17:00 - 19:00
  • Monday 10th July Beacon Country Park, Visitor Centre 12:00-14:00
  • Monday 17th July Beacon Country Park, Visitor Centre 12:00-14:00
  • Friday 4th August Ground floor, Concourse Shopping Centre Skelmersdale. 10:00-14:00