Anchorsholme Park plans to go on public display today

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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Anchorsholme Park is to get a new look – and will become home to a ‘secret’ weapon in the fight to improve bathing waters.

For United Utilities will reveal plans for a new-look park today – set to be developed above a major new stormwater tank below ground.

The work we’re doing is essential to help deliver high quality bathing water, which meets EU regulations

Steve Wong

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

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 town’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.

The exhibition is a chance for members of the public to take a first look at the plans for the park – which have been drawn up following input from residents and Blackpool Council – and chat to members of the United Utilities project team.

Steve Wong from United Utilities said: “We hope many local people will take the opportunity to come along and have a look.

“The work we’re doing is essential to help deliver high quality bathing water, which meets EU regulations.

“When the bulldozers have finally left, we intend to hand back a park which is better than ever before.”