Jean Stansfield Memorial Park
Friends of Jean Stansfield Memorial Park
The Friends of Jean Stansfield/Vicarage Park in Poulton has been active for the past four years.
The group's main aim is to work with Wyre Council to improve the facilities in the park and to encourage wider community involvement in the management and use of the park.
A development plan has been drawn up. To date this has led to improvements in access and safety with improved lighting, wider pathways and a performance area. A programme of planting has helped to make the park a more pleasant place to sit and relax and the multi-use games area provides a good range of exercise opportunities.
The park has always been a popular area for families through out the year and so the Friends are in the process of raising the funds to update and extend the children’s play area. They want to be able to provide an exciting and challenging setting for children of all ages which will promote their physical development and dexterity and provide the opportunity for them to extend their social skills through playing with others.
The Friends have received very good support from local business over the past two years, the most recent contribution being £1000, which was donated through the sale of a charity beer at the Thatched House pub.
Much of the group's efforts during the next 12 months will be devoted to fundraising, but they also intend to work with local schools and community groups to learn their views on how the park can be improved and to involve them in the development programme. A number of events will also be held in the park through 2013 - suggestions for activities from all members of the community will be welcome.
If you are interested in joining the Friends either as a committee member, or as a volunteer, contact Jane Ferguson at Wyre Council on 01253 891000 or email Jane.Ferguson@wyre.gov.uk).
The next committee meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday 21 August at Wyre Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton.
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