Village in play area unveiling

The newly transformed play area at Inskip
The newly transformed play area at Inskip

A playground has been transformed after an £64,000 investment.

Inskip play area, in School Lane, has officially re-opened after an overhaul as part of Wyre Council’s Shape Your Neighbourhood scheme.

The new playground is now a safe haven for local children and features a climbing boulder, slide, a dinosaur multi-play unit and bird’s nest group swing

Coun Julie Robinson was behind the bid for the project, which was awarded a grant of £25,490. Extra money was contributed from Wyre Council’s park fund and through £9,000 of local fundraising.

As part of the neighbourhood plan Coun Robinson has also worked hard to make improvements to Hambleton play area.

Priorities also include better use of Great Eccleston Village Centre and working with Lancashire County Council on improving road safety in the area.

Coun Lady Dulcie Atkins is leading the priorities for Rural East and has proposed a renovation project for Barnacre Memorial Hall.