New playground boost for village

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A playground has been opened after a £30,000 investment.

The playground on Pennine View in Great Eccleston has received an overhaul, including new swings, a timber climbing unit, roundabout, see-saw and slide.

Pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in the village helped to choose the design. They said they wanted a wide range of equipment to cater for all ages and were the first to put it to the test when the work was finished.

Wyre Council has invested £30,000 as part of its playground refurbishment programme and carried out the work in conjunction with Great Eccleston Parish Council.

It was reopened at the same time as a new playground in Hambleton after local people said youngsters needed more to do in the area. The play area, at the Bob 
Williamson Playing Fields, includes an interactive skyrail and aeroskate plus a shelter to provide a social meeting point.