Share your views on new playground for Anchorsholme Park

Martin Gardner posted on Aug 29 2018

Local residents are being invited to a drop-in event to see the proposed plans for a children’s play area in Anchorshome Park.

The consultation event will take place at Anchorsholme Park Bowling Pavilion, off Anchorsholme Lane West on Thursday 30 August between 2-6pm and is open to all residents from the local community who want to have their say.

Families are being encouraged to get involved and give their opinions on the proposed designs for the new children’s play area.

Blackpool Council has been working with the local community to establish the plans for a new park. The wider plans include a new café, multi-use games area and an improved open space, most of which will be open in summer 2019.

Whilst United Utilities have been undertaking their sewage improvement programme on the site since 2015, work has been going on behind the scenes to design a new play area which aims to be an accessible place where children can play, explore and have fun.

Jupiter Play, a play and sport design company, have designed the plans to be fully inclusive for all children and will engage youngsters with special needs and disabilities.

The team are working towards the park becoming an approved PiPA (Planning Inclusive Play Areas) park, which means inclusivity is designed into all elements of the play area including wheelchair access, quiet sensory spaces and equipment with special adaptations that make play more accessible to all.

The budget for the play area is £240,000 and is funded by Blackpool Council and United Utilities.

Blackpool Council is proud to be investing in a space which has been designed to inspire children of all ages and abilities to use their imaginations, be active and challenge themselves.

The final park design will be agreed following the opinions from the drop-in event, with plans to begin work in the New Year.