Access to play at Park View 4U in Lytham boosted by Society’s £20,000 grant

Key improvements have been carried out to the toddler play area at a Fylde recreation site thanks to a £20,000 grant from the locally-based Windmill Community Benefit Society

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 3:45 pm
Paralympian Shelly Woods and son Leo officially open the new-look toddler play area at Park View 4U

Paralympian Shelly Woods and her three-year-old son Leo officially opened the new-look facility at Park View 4U in Lytham.

Park View park ranger Julie Norman said: “Access to the site has always been difficult due to the grass becoming waterlogged and preventing people with prams, buggies or wheelchairs on reaching the play equipment.

“When Park View was offered funding to replace the safety surface, it was decided it was time to make the site accessible for all, by adding rubber mulch paths to connect all the play areas.

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“We are hoping these improvements will make a huge difference for our visitors who will now be able to use the site all year round.

“We know that this play area is well loved by our local community as they were queueing to get in as soon as the new surfaces were completed.

“As a charity we are extremely grateful to the Windmill Community Benefit Society for their generous donation to improve access and replace the safety surfaces.

“We hope to continue to improve facilities across the site including a new path way through the woodlands which we plan to open this autumn.

“Thank you to Shelly and Leo for their excellent ribbon cutting skills and to everyone who came along.”

The Windmill Society, which also backs the community cinema at Lowther Pavilion, has its origins in the Housing Association movement in the early 1970s and a Society spokesman said it is actively looking to support financially other registered charities across Fylde, particularly those aimed at children and young people.