South Ribble Council begins work on Leyland’s Strawberry Valley Park

Posted on - 9th August, 2021 - 12:20pm | Author - | Posted in - Leyland, Preston News, Redevelopment, South Ribble News
Bent Lane play area – Cllr Matthew Tomlinson with Jo and Nicky from Friends of Strawberry Valley Park

South Ribble Council has today started work to transform Strawberry Valley Park on Leyland’s Bent Lane.


The works will take six-to-eight weeks to complete and will see the land layered with clean soil, followed by the installation of a new play area and the resurfacing of existing footpaths.

The council said they aim to keep the disruption on-site to a minimum, but residents may notice additional site traffic on the nearby roads and may hear some noise.

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Strawberry Valley Park’s play area design

The link path to the pedestrian footbridge, which passes over the railway line, will remain open for the duration of the works.

Cllr Matthew Tomlinson, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Assets, said: “Strawberry Valley Park has seen little investment over recent years, having last been refurbished back in 2002.

“The new, improved play area will be a wonderful place for families to come and enjoy themselves and socialise with other members of the community.”

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The council is spending £175,000 on play equipment and a new court for basketball and football. The new Leyland play area could be open before the end of the year.

Friends of Strawberry Valley Park secured a £30,000 grant from the Lancashire Environment Fund towards the cost of the upgrades.

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