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‘Crazy’ makeover at Haigh Woodland Park

Haigh Woodland Park’s crazy golf facility has been given a makeover and will re-open for family fun just in time for Easter.

Community group, ‘Friends of Haigh Country Park’, initiated the project and enlisted volunteers from Wigan Council to help.

Council employees are encouraged to take 2 volunteer days per year to help with projects and charities across the borough in order to benefit the community.

The 8 employees from the partnership and safeguarding department of the council helped with a number of tasks including painting seats, varnishing new obstacles and revamping the old ones, tidying the course, cleaning out the storage cabins, raking the course and more to make sure the much loved course could be enjoyed again from Good Friday.

Councillor Paul Kenny, portfolio holder for leisure at Wigan Council said: “The crazy golf course is well used during holidays so it’s great that council employees embraced their volunteer days to make the difference just in time for Easter, which is when families and children are likely to head over to Haigh Woodland Park to try out the new children’s play area near the Stables Courtyard.”

David Hanbury, chair of Friends of Haigh Country Park group said: “On behalf of everybody, I’d like to thank all the volunteers as it was a huge help to get these vital preparation jobs done. They are welcome again any time and we hope they managed to get the paint and varnish off their hands!

“Thanks to these 8 volunteers and others at ‘Friends of Haigh Country Park’ we’ll hopefully be able to put a smile on families’ faces this Easter.”

The crazy golf course will officially re-open on Good Friday and can be enjoyed alongside the other leisure refurbishments recently undertaken at Haigh Woodland Park.

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