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Three Preston parks set to see play areas upgraded and lighting improved

Posted on - 24th June, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Ingol, Parks, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton, Tanterton
Conway Park is due for a revamp of its play area Pic: Blog Preston
Conway Park is due for a revamp of its play area Pic: Blog Preston

Improvements to three parks in Preston are due for approval.

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Preston City Council is planning work to play areas in Conway Park, Fulwood, Tanterton Green play area in Ingol and an upgrade to lighting in Waverley Park in Ribbleton.

Here’s what is being planned for each of the parks

Conway Park

The city council working with the Friends of Conway Park has secured funding to refurbish the play area.

The playground equipment is ‘old, tired and in need of modernisation’.

The slide at Conway Park play area Pic: Blog Preston
The slide at Conway Park play area Pic: Blog Preston

It also has poor drainage and accessibility.

A total of £42,317 is due to be spent.

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Tanterton Green

The city council is working with the Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Council to try to improve Tanterton Green.

Parents and children in the nearby area have been involved in developing the plans for the play area and the kind of equipment needed.

Three additional items are going to be put in as well as drainage and accessibility issues addresses.

A total of £47,889 is to be spent on Tanterton Green.

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Ribbleton (Waverley) Park

No upgrading of play areas in this park, new lighting and CCTV is needed to head off anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

All existing 26 lighting columns are due to be upgraded to bright white LED fittings.

An additional ten lighting columns will be put into poorly lit areas of the park, the car park and along footpaths.

The city council says it hopes the new lighting will reduce crime and the fear of crime.

£26,734 is due to be spent on the lighting work, before any further improvements can be made to the parks.

All three schemes are financed by a mixture of the different funds, such as the Lancashire Environmental Fund and grants from local trusts.

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Proposals for the work on the three parks will be heard at the next Preston City Council cabinet meeting on Wednesday 3 July.

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