New outdoor space planned for Blackpool Boys and Girls Club thanks to funding

Blackpool Boys and Girls Club has received funding to renovate an outdoor area for the benefit of the community.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 12:30 pm

Blackpool-based company RP Tyson Construction presented the club, which is based in a building on Bowness Avenue in Mereside, with a cheque for £1,100.

The Blackpool Boys and Girls Club is looking to expand the use of its facility for the benefit of the wider community including parent and toddler, knitting nanas and baby sign language

sessions.

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Ashleigh Threlfall, Youth Work Manager for the Boys and Girls Club, Coun Neal Brookes, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare, Jeremy Whittle, Managing Director, RP MD Tyson Construction

Staff at the club also hope to improve the outdoor area to make it more useable for activities.

The cheque to support their plans was presented to Ashleigh Threlfall, youth work manager for the club, who said: “Blackpool Boys and Girls Club is delighted to receive support from

Tyson Construction.

“We will be using the grant to improve the outdoor areas, making unused space available by securing the grounds and excavating a plot of land to the side of the premises to make it a

usable outdoor activity area.”

RP Tyson Construction is working on the council’s redevelopment project at Troutbeck Crescent, which will provide a total of 75 new homes for rent through Blackpool Coastal Housing.

Jeremy Whittle, from RP Tyson Construction, said: “We are really pleased to be able to support the Club.

“The team there do a great job within the local community and we hope this contribution will help in the remodelling of their garden.”

Coun Neal Brookes, Blackpool Council cabinet member for housing and welfare, said: “In these difficult times it is so important that we support each other as best we can.

“I know how pleased the Club are to receive this donation and that it will be put towards good use.”

for the benefit of the Mereside Community. I applaud all for their community spirit.”

The redevelopment at Troutbeck Crescent will provide a mix of one bed flats, two and three bed family homes and two bed accessible houses. Works commenced in September 2019 and

are progressing well, with completion of the scheme expected in Spring 2022.

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