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New play area opens in West Lancashire park after help from children

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With Spring being just around the corner there will be plenty to excite the children in Richmond Park, Burscough. Work has been completed by West Lancashire Borough Council on a new and exciting fenced play area with equipment which is aimed at youngsters aged between five and eight, which is now ready and waiting to be used by the youngsters. This will complement the existing older children’s play area and outdoor gym facility.

The newly completed play area consists of a pirate galleon ship with a tube slide, basket swing, twin flat swings, two spring mobiles, a see-saw and an orbiter spinner. This is a type of turntable roundabout.

A consultation was carried out by the Council with pupils from Lordsgate Township CE Primary School who were very creative with their ideas. There was a selection of playground suppliers invited to submit their designs, and the children selected the winning design.

The portfolio holder for Leisure, Councillor David Sudworth, said ‘I am really pleased that work has now been completed on this play area. The pupils from Lordsgate Township CE Primary School did a great job in choosing the winning design and I am sure they and other children from the area will enjoy using the play area for many years to come.’

The head teacher at Lordsgate Primary School, Christopher Hackett, said ‘The children really enjoyed taking part in the consultation exercise for the new play area and have learned a lot from it. They are very pleased with the results and have been very excited about playing on something they helped to create.’

Further information on parks and countryside sites in West Lancashire can be found by visiting parks and countryside sites.

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