Play area in Bacup to be transformed this summer

Published May 15, 2019 at 10:27

Moorlands play area is undergoing a £130,000 transformation.

The play area in Stubbylee Park will include fantastic new equipment including a jungle climber, five-way swing, scooter roundabout, music cottage, wizard’s hideaway and a cradle seat swing.

Rossendale Borough Council worked with Bacup Pride to secure £30,000 from Lancashire Environment Fund and £80,000 from Viridor for the project. The Council contributed £4,500 and gift in kind through labour and removal of the old equipment, which is ongoing.

The landscaping and installation of equipment will be carried out by Groundwork Landscapes, who will begin work this month.

There is an anticipated finish in the first week of August, so children will be able to enjoy the new playground as part of their summer activities.

During the refurbishment work, the playground will unfortunately be closed to the public due to the ongoing installation and landscaping work. Please do not enter the play area while works are ongoing.

Updates of the work will be posted at:

Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations, said:

The plans for this playground look absolutely wonderful and it is great to see the work happening in the park.”

Treasurer of Bacup Pride Andrew Walmsley said:

We are so pleased to have secured the funding through these partnerships and I can’t wait to see the whole thing unveiled in the summer.”

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