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Play area gets a £185,000 revamp


WORK has been completed on a £185,000 scheme to revamp the play area at Culcheth’s Mee Brow Park.
The project – funded by the borough council, along with a £50,000 grant from WREN and a £20,000 contribution from Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council – has breathed new life into the play area.
Improvements include the replacement of all of the old play apparatus with new equipment.
The play area – with a new “creatures that live in the park” theme – has been completely resurfaced, and a new knee rail has been put in place along Eden Avenue to limit vehicle access to the park, which had caused problems historically.
Football enthusiasts will also be able to show off their skills, thanks to the installation of a new five-a-side pitch, which will be ready for action once it is re-seeded over the Spring.
And as part of the project, works are getting under way on the full refurbishment of the Mee Brow skate park, replacing all the current equipment with a new concrete skate area.
The borough council’s lead member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, said at the opening ceremony : “This is a fantastic project and yet another example of our ongoing investment in our parks and open spaces.
“The new-look Mee Brow play area will be a fantastic asset for the local community, providing the perfect environment for children and their families to get active and have fun.
“And there’s plenty more for local families to get excited about, with further work currently taking place to transform the play areas at Enfield Park and Longbarn Park. It’s all part of our plans to build inclusive play and activity into every part of the borough.”
WREN’s grant funding of £50,000 was awarded through their FCC Community Action Fund. The improvement works have been carried out by Kompan UK Ltd.
Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Warrington, says: “It’s wonderful to see something we have funded open and ready to make such a difference to local children. This project is one of a number of play improvement projects being delivered with Warrington Borough Council and I am looking forward to seeing the other schemes completed soon.”


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