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£30,000 grant awarded to Jean Stansfield Vicarage Park

Proposed play area at Jean Stansfield Park Published Thursday, 13 September 2018

A £30,000 grant from the Lancashire Environmental Fund (LEF) has been awarded to the Friends of Jean Stansfield Vicarage Park to enhance the play area at the park in Poulton.

This, in addition to funds of £22,000 raised by the Friends of Jean Stansfield Vicarage Park and up to £10,000 from Wyre Council means that the final phase of improvements to the play equipment can now press ahead.

Work will take place next spring to replace the junior climbing frame and complete the refurbishment of the play area. This will include a tree top tower centrepiece complete with three slides, interactive play panels, a rope bridge ravine crossing and look out posts.

Wyre Council is pleased to have supported the Friends of Jean Stansfield Vicarage Park, working on ideas for the project and helping to put the funding application together, and will oversee the work through to completion.

Councillor Simon Bridge comments, “This is a real boost for what is already a much loved space in the heart of Poulton. The friends group has worked tirelessly over the last few years to raise funds for the park and together with the LEF grant and our funding, this money will make a real difference to the park and everyone who uses it.”

Steph Hasty is Chair of the Friends of Jean Stansfield Vicarage Park and comments, “We are over the moon that we have been successful in our application for a £30,000 grant from the Lancashire Environmental Fund and along with the existing funding this means we can now move forward in replacing the old climbing frame and junior play area.  We know this will be a huge enhancement to the park and we can’t wait for its completion and being able to see the children enjoy hours of fun.”

Click here to view a photo of the proposed plans for the play area

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