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Opening events planned for refurbished play areas

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SPECIAL events have been lined up to mark the opening of two newly refurbished play areas in Warrington.

The play areas at Jubilee Park on Euclid Avenue in Grappenhall and Diamond Park on Barley Road in Thelwall have both been refurbished with an exciting range of new play equipment.

The refurbishment is thanks to WREN grants which was awarded to Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council for new play facilities in the area.

WREN is a not for profit business which awards grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund. Grants of £43,131.00 for Diamond Park and £49,710.00 for Jubilee Park were awarded and additional funds were provided by the Parish Council.

Community picnic events will be held to celebrate the reopening of the play areas and residents are encouraged to come along and bring a picnic, rug and chairs to enjoy an afternoon in their local park. Cupcakes and goodie bags will be given out whilst stocks last so don’t be late!! Fancy dress is optional.

Events are as follows:

JUBILEE PARK, Saturday 28 July, 1.00—3.00 – ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ theme.

DIAMOND PARK, Saturday 4 August, 1.00—3.00 – ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ theme.

Councillor Elaine Welborn, Chair of the Parish Council, said: “It is wonderful to see both the play areas fully refurbished. There is now a great range of innovative new play equipment that will appeal to a wide age range. We really hope that this will encourage local children to go out and play and families to share more leisure time together.”

Richard Smith, WREN’s Grant Manager for Halton and Warrington said: “WREN is committed to funding projects that make a real difference to local communities, children and families. The Diamond and Jubilee Park projects will provide fantastic spaces for local people to get outdoors and have some fun. We’re delighted to support Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council to make this happen.”

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