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Fishwick to see new toddler play area built

Posted on - 8th April, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Kid's stuff, Parks, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The multi-use games area in Fishwick Road Pic: Google
The multi-use games area in Fishwick Road Pic: Google

A new toddler playground is coming to Fishwick.

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Land off Fishwick Road has been earmarked to see more than £30,000 spent on it.

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A multi-use games area is currently on the site and would remain.

Preston City Council say more than 500 under-fives live in the area.

The Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews have been working with the city council’s parks team to apply for funding via the Big Local Fund and National Lottery.

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Acting chair of the Friends group Peter Dilworth said: “FOFS are very pleased to be able to support this project.

“We hope that it will be of lasting benefit to the community and we’d like to see local people getting involved in managing their play area in the future.”

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Funding for the project sees £25,000 secured from the Big Local Fund, with the remaining £8,000 coming from the city council.

Head of parks and streetscene at the city council Mark Taylor said: “This is a great project to be involved in and I’m really pleased the community has secured funding from the council and FOFS via the Big Local and National Lottery funding.

“Families in the Fishwick area will benefit greatly from the swings, inclusive roundabout and slide the toddler play area will provide.”

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The city council are now preparing to run a tender process to find a company to install the toddler play area.

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the proposal? Let us know in the comments below

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