Chance to take a look a new plans for park

Anchorsholme Park will be completely revamped after United Utilities finish installing a storm drain
Anchorsholme Park will be completely revamped after United Utilities finish installing a storm drain
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Blackpool residents are being invited to take a look at plans for a new look Anchorsholme Park, at a drop-in exhibition tomorrow.

The event will take place from 11am-8pm at Anchorsholme Park Bowling and Social Club, Anchorsholme Lane West, Cleveleys.

United Utilities is working at the park until 2019, to create a major new underground stormwater tank, plus pumping station and outfall pipe.

The tank, which will be able to hold the equivalent of 12 million sandcastle buckets of water, will reduce sewer spills and become one of the resort’s weapons in the drive to improve bathing water quality.

Once the work is finished, the water company will re-landscape the park and create a range of recreational facilities.

Steve Wong, United Utilities stakeholder manager said: “We hope many local people will take the opportunity to come along and have a look at what’s in store for Anchorsholme Park in the coming years.

“The work we’re doing in the park is essential to help deliver high quality bathing water, which meets EU regulations and supports tourism.”

Coun Graham Cain, cabinet secretary for Blackpool Council, added: “The level of work that United Utilities is undertaking to help improve bathing water quality across the Fylde coast is huge and will have an extremely beneficial impact for all local residents and businesses.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for them to completely re-landscape Anchorsholme Park and hand back something that the whole community will be proud of.”