How should £100,000 be spent refurbishing Hutton playground?

Your thoughts are wanted on the major refurbishment of a children’s playground.

By Catherine Musgrove
Friday, 5th August 2022, 12:30 pm

South Ribble Borough Council is rolling out a £2.4m investment package into its parks and playgrounds – and has identified the facilities off Moor Lane, Hutton, as needing a revamp.

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Ideas for the playground include a toddler multi-climber, toddler rotator, a parent and toddler swing, sensory equipment, a leaping and balancing bar, ‘somersault bars’ and a slide.

Hutton Playground

What does the council say?

Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Assets said: “We're so pleased that we were able to drive forward an extensive programme of investment into the borough's play areas.

"We understand how important it is for families to have great local play areas and it's why we are asking our residents to let us know what they think of the proposals.

“This is a really exciting project to refurbish the Hutton play area. The proposed scheme will provide new equipment for toddlers (ages 2-6), juniors (ages 7-12) and could include swings, seesaws, multi- climbers and slides. The new play equipment would be set within the existing woodchip area within the playing field.

Infant swings

"The allocated budget for the project is around £100,000 and we're keen on getting as many views as possible from local residents. You can see the full plans and respond to the consultation at https://yoursay.citizenspace.com/south-ribble/.

"This improvement work will no doubt be of great benefit to the community, and this is just one of the exciting projects we have coming up as part of our over £2.4 million investment into our parks and play areas.”

The tired playground
The equipment has seen better days