There’s good news for all who enjoy the facilities provided by the play area at the Blackpool Road North Playing Fields. The surfacing, fencing and play equipment will enjoy a thorough refurbishment after Fylde Council’s Tourism & Leisure Committee approved a capital expenditure of £125,000 for renovation.
The approved contractors Kompan Ltd have produced a beautiful new design incorporating areas themed around the sea, the local airport and a football pitch, with swings, carousels, play panels and springers on new safety surfaces and enclosed in a colourful new fence. The project is aimed to be completed by Autumn 2022.
Councillor Michael Sayward, Chairman of the Tourism & Leisure Committee, said: ‘The Blackpool Road North playing fields are a valuable and beloved community resource, and it has been our pleasure to work with local residents and groups to develop this masterplan. Several play areas across Fylde have been able to benefit from upgrades and safety improvements, and I’m very happy to be able to add the Blackpool Road North play area to the list.’
The renovation project is a result of several years of close work and discussion between Fylde Council officers, elected members, St Anne’s Football Club and the Friends of Blackpool Road North Playing Field to develop a wider site masterplan agreed with the local community.
Significant drainage works have already been undertaken to replace the collapsed culvert and install two new lateral drains, and in addition to the play area improvements the masterplan also seeks to address car parking, general circulation, landscaping, and club house facilities.