Following last month’s announcement that the Milton Close Play Area would be undergoing a six-figure revamp, Hyndburn Borough Council are appealing to residents to help with the design for the improved play area.
Hyndburn Council are keen to improve the play area in a way that specifically reflects the needs and expectations of the local families who will use the space once the project is completed. To include residents in the process, a community consultation is being carried out to ensure that local families get the opportunity to have their say about what equipment and play area designs they would like to see. To gather this data, a survey has been created and Hyndburn Council would encourage all local residents to have their say.
Consultation has already kicked off with the involvement from St Wulstan’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Great Harwood Primary School, inviting the very school children who this newly revamped play area is aimed at, to have their say about what they would like to see in the final product.
These survey responses are important, not just for the design process, but also for helping the Council to secure funding from outside of Hyndburn. The Parks team in particular are looking to secure external funding of £100,000 to fund the playground construction phase.
The current play area in Milton Close has some play equipment that is around 30 years old and in need of replacement. The equipment at the current site has been well used across the years, especially by young people in the south of the town.
The survey will be live throughout May, with a closing date of the 22nd May 2023, so it is important that residents use this opportunity to be involved in a decision that will directly impact their local area.