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Visit the new and improved Catterall play area

Catterall play area Published Tuesday, 02 May 2017

The wait is over! The grand unveiling of Catterall’s new play area took place last week on Friday 28 April with a great turnout from families across Wyre.

Work began on installing the new play area at the end of February and, despite some very wet weather, installer Playdale managed to finish the job in time for children to enjoy the new facility during part of the Easter holiday.

Wyre Council, which owned the previous play area, removed it in week beginning 20 February and Ulverston based firm Playdale began installation of the new, extended play area the following week on behalf of Catterall Parish Council.

Councillor Jan Finch, who led the project for the parish council, said: “It’s taken a lot of time and effort to get to the point where we have this great facility for local kids, but it’s all worth it when you see them enjoying the new facilities and hear all the really positive comments”.

The play area, which is the first phase in an ambitious development plan for parish council owned Catterall playing field, has been 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.

Residents can now enjoy the toddler and junior play area, just in time for the summer evenings and weekends.

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