Holme Playing Field Playground in Bamber Bridge has officially opened following a £225,000 refurbishment.Advertisement
The playground, off Bridge Street, now features state of the art toddler (ages 2-6) and junior (ages 7-12) playground equipment along with a new ball court and dynamic equipment for teens.
The playground was last updated in 1999 and had basic equipment. However, the refurbishment has given it new swings, roundabouts, seesaws, multi-climbers and slides for toddlers and juniors in a dog-proof fenced area along with a brand-new double ended ball court.
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The Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor David Howarth, joined the Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, Councillor Paul Foster and pupils from St Mary’s and St Benedict’s RC Primary School and St Aidan’s CE Primary School to officially open the playground to the public.
Councillor Paul Foster, said: “This long-anticipated play area has officially opened in Bamber Bridge and will be a great asset to the community.
“It’s brilliant to see a playground come to life and this not only caters for the children of South Ribble but also teens who can make use of the fantastic ball court.
“We aim to deliver projects which can be utilised by all ages in South Ribble and I encourage everyone to come along and make use of it”.
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The playground took South Ribble Borough Council 10 weeks to complete.
Equipment was chosen based on resident’s views in a consultation that took place in April 2021. A redundant football changing unit was also removed from site as a result of feedback received from residents and given a new use at another site.
More investment will be seen across the borough as the Council continues to invest £2.4 million into South Ribble’s playgrounds and open spaces.
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