Two city parks in line for cash boosts for play areas

Funding Boost: Euston Street Park in Riversway, Preston, which is in line for �47,100
Funding Boost: Euston Street Park in Riversway, Preston, which is in line for �47,100
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  • Two parks are to be given more than £100,000
  • Jubilee Park in Lea is in line for £72,315
  • Euston Street Park in Riversway looks set for a £47,100 boost
  • Bosses at Preston Council are now set to approve the projects for both parks
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Two parks are to be given more than £100,000 for major refurbishment projects.

Jubilee Park in Lea is in line for £72,315, while Euston Street Park in Riversway looks set for a £47,100 boost.

The need for the project was identified by the Friends of Euston Street Park and has received wide support from the community

Community leaders have celebrated the news, and said the cash will be used for play zones.

Clare Cobb, chairman of the Friends of Euston Street Park, said: “We are very pleased we can put some pieces of equipment in the six-to-eight play area. In 2012 we did a public consultation to see how people wanted the park to be improved and we came up with a masterplan with two phases of playground, and there are also plans for a meadow area with fruit trees eventually.”

Bosses at Preston Council are now set to approve the projects for both parks.

A report to cabinet, in relation to Euston Street Park, said the play area refurbishment project had been given approval by grant funders.

It said: “The need for the project was identified by the Friends of Euston Street Park and has received wide support from the community.

“Funding bids for the project have been submitted and the project has been successful with grant offers being made by the funders.”

Funding for the project has come from areas including Lancashire County Council, the Harris Trust, Shepherd Street Trust, Tom Parker Ltd and Lancashire Environmental Fund.

A report in relation to Jubilee Park said: “The Jubilee Park play area project will see the creation of new access paths and the refurbishment of the existing play area. The project has been developed by the parks and streetscene service in partnership with the Jubilee Action Group and Lancashire County Council.”