More play equip­ment planned to up­date park


AN aerial run­way, ro­tat­ing see-saw and a sling shot are among ex­cit­ing new at­trac­tions ear­marked for a Hyn­d­burn park.

Plans have been drawn up by the coun­cil to up­date and ex­pand the play area at Bax­en­den Recre­ation Ground.

The project fol­lows sim­i­lar up­grades at Milnshaw Park in Ac­cring­ton.

It will see the 1970s swings re­placed with new ones and four new pieces of play equip­ment.

Plan­ning doc­u­ments drawn up by Mark Hoyle, of the coun­cil’s parks and open spa­ces team, said: “The pro­posal is to ex­tend the fenced play area to in­clude ad­di­tional chil­dren’s play equip­ment.

“The ex­ten­sion will be into the grassed area at the rear of the ball­court. There will also be an ex­ten­sion of six me­tres at the front of the play area (clos­est to Hollins Lane) into the ex­ist­ing tar­mac sur­face.

“The area will be pre­dom­i­nantly level and in­clude five items of play equip­ment man­u­fac­tured to Bri­tish Stan­dards by sev­eral dif­fer­ent play­ground equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers. This will in­clude a bas­ket swing, sling shot, swings, aerial run­way and a small ro­tat­ing see-saw.”

A de­ci­sion will be made by plan­ning of­fi­cers in the next few months.

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