Work to begin on new children's play area in CatterallPublished Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Work on the long awaited new toddler and young children’s play area on Catterall playing field will begin at the end of February.
Wyre Council, which owns the existing play area, will remove it in week beginning 20 February and Ulverston based firm Playdale will begin installation of the new, extended play area the following week on behalf of Catterall Parish Council.
The work, which is the first phase in an ambitious development plan for parish council owned Catterall playing field, will be funded by a grant of £30,000 from the Lancashire Environmental Fund together with money secured by Wyre Council from developers as an alternative to public open space provision at the nearby Gryersdale estate and a small amount from the parish council.
Councillor Jan Finch, who is leading the project for the parish council, said: “We are delighted that, at long last, we can get on with the work which will provide a much better play experience for toddlers and young children in the village”.
Playdale’s Area Manager, Paul Battye, said: “Playdale is delighted to be working with Catterall Parish Council on their new playground project at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field in Catterall. It’s been a pleasure to work with the committee members and I can’t wait to see the newly installed playground full of exciting, challenging and durable playground equipment. Toddlers to early teens will enjoy this fun and varied play experience for years to come!”
The work is expected to be completed by early April, just in time for the lighter nights and better weather.