Published on Monday 21st March 2011
Youngsters from Stanah School were among the first to try out the new natural playground at the Wyre Estuary Country Park in Thornton.
Award for Hawthorne Park
The ground-breaking project, which saw community work alongside council to transform an under-used and overgrown open space, was presented with North West Together We Can Community Empowerment and Social Cohesion award. Local people have been involved in the decision making since day one and their input has led to a cleaner, greener and safer children's playground complemented by wildlife habits and dedicated areas to sit, stroll or exercise dogs. Councillor Bowen, Cabinet member with responsibility for parks at Wyre Borough Council said: "It has been a steep learning curve for both of us, but the outcome is a fantastic natural asset, now an award-winning one, that the whole community can enjoy for years to come."
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