08.03.12 – Work on the play area improvements is on site and expected to be completed by April 2012.
Edgeside Park play area was officially opened at weekend, in spite of the cold weather! Many people turned up to support Edgeside and District Residents Association and Rossendale Borough Council celebrate the brand new facility, the first of many that are planned in the park over the coming years. Proffitts initially assisted the group with sketch designs and cost estimates for the project which were successfully used to obtain funding from Community Spaces for the new facility. At the event was owl and hedgehog sanctuaries, a face painting stall, music, singing and a brass band and a chocolate tombola. People even got the chance to get involved in some hedgerow planting along the boundary of the new play area.
Now let’s cross our fingers for the warmer weather to come back!
This project was completed in 2012.
Work on the play area improvements is on site and expected to be completed by April 2012.
The group have been succesful in applying for £50,000 from Community Spaces. Well done group!
Edgeside Residents Association are looking to improve the whole park over the next 5 years. The group approached Proffitts with the offer of a free masterplan service and over the last six weeks we worked togather to produce a masterplan. The group are now using this masterplan to prioritse the improvements and identify funders for these priorities. For example the group have submitted a stage 1 application to Community Spaces for the play area and are investigating the Heritage Lottery Funds – Parks for People for the remaining improvements.