Mee Brow Park shines again
Children and families in Culcheth have plenty of exciting play days ahead, thanks to the completion of work on the revamped play area at Mee Brow Park.
The £185,000 project – funded through Council capital funding, 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 sparkling 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 fanatics 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 of the current equipment with a new concrete skate area.
Warrington Borough Council’s executive board member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, was joined by local ward and parish councillors on Monday, 21 January to celebrate the official opening of the new play area. He said: “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.”
• WREN is a not for profit business that awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK from funds donated by FCC Environment as part of a voluntary environmental tax credit scheme called the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £150m to more than 6,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit www.wren.org.uk