30.01.2019

We need your help to determine the best location for a new Whitworth play facility, and we’d also really like your thoughts about the type of facility you and your family would like to see. We want to make sure we capture as many ideas as possible in making any potential improvements. Please take a couple of minutes to answer the questions on the very short Whitworth Play Provision Survey. The deadline for feedback is 8th March, 2019.

Thank you very much for your help!

08.01.2019

Happy New Year! Please find the press release for the project below. We look forward to working with the local community on the next phase.

Whitworth Play Provision Press Release

Working alongside local residents, children and young people – Rossendale Borough Council have requested Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities carry out some consultation with regard to play provision in Whitworth. The team are working towards identifying 3 possible sites initially for the intended play area which aims to serve Whitworth as a whole as well as attract visitors from outside the area. Proffitts – Investing in Communities will soon be undertaking consultations with local residents, groups and town councillors to determine where the final play provision site should be located and ensuring that it is accessible for all as a destination. Please look out for the questionnaire. It will be left in various prominent places and be available online sometime in the New Year.

The consultation process will also allow residents to give their thoughts on the design of the intended play area as we would like to cater for as many people as possible it the play space could include anything aimed at toddler, junior or teens and compromise of traditional play, adventure play areas or parkour.

Once the consultations have taken place, the fund raising process will then begin.

Martin from Proffitts – Investing in Communities said “We are really looking forward to working through and identifying the best play site for the people of Whitworth. Whitworth is a lovely place to visit offering walks, heritage and wildlife – it would really add to the attraction of Whitworth if we could upgrade the play provision significantly for the benefit of generations of people from Whitworth and attract visitors into the area which would be great for local businesses”.

Cllr Oakes said: “We definitely need more play facilities in Whitworth so I am very happy this project is progressing. I hope as many people as possible give their views so we get it in the right area. This Council believes children should have plenty of opportunities to play. It’s a fundamental right of children.”

The image is of a play area delivered successfully in Helmshore, Rossendale. The proposed area for play could look like this.

If you would like more information, please contact Martin Proffitt at Proffitts (CIC) martin.proffitt@proffittscic.com

27.11.18

We are pleased to announce that Rossendale Borough Council have asked Proffitts – Investing in Communities to carry out some consultation with regard to play provision in Whitworth. We will soon be putting up an online questionnaire which you will be able to share via social media etc, we will also let you know where paper questionnaires will be made available. We will be asking the people of Whitworth to help determine where the play provision should be located, who it should be aimed at (smaller local play area or a more significant town based play) and also the design of the intended play area. We’d really like to provide something that you will all enjoy and we can only do this with your help so do please take the opportunity to have your say.

Watch this space for more information!