Last week, the fantastic tree work team at Bury Council started the tree works at the wheeled sport area. Thanks to them, the site has been opened up and is looking much better and safer already. The next step is to start work on wheeled sport site itself. Invite to tender documents have been produced and will be available to specialist wheeled sport facility providers in a few weeks. We’ll update you again when we have more news.


Great news – with your help we have managed to secure a further £75k towards the wheeled sports area for Clarence Park! Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas. We are now working towards inviting contractors specialising in wheeled sports to give more detailed proposals working within the budget we now have. As before, we’ll aim to involve all the users of the facility in this next stage so can make sure we get a design that you love.


The multi use ball court at Clarence Park has recently been upgraded and we think that the space looks great! Thanks to the contractors / painters who carried out the work – brilliant job. Well done!


For those of you who haven’t seen this…

It’s a lovely write up about Rammy Anglers at Clarence Lido and the clubhouse and coaching project.



Just a reminder that there’s still time to give us your thoughts on improvements to the wheeled sports area! You can complete a feedback form by clicking here: Wheeled Sports (skate park) or you can come and meet us at Clarence Park,10th July at the Wheeled Sports Area 2pm – 4pm.

We know that there’s a lot of excitement about the changes so we can’t wait to see you there. If you have any questions or want to send us any other ideas you can get in touch at: communities@proffittscic.com


Improving the wheeled sports area has become priority for this stage of the project so we will be holding a consultation event in the park.  We would love you to come down and have your say about the space – this is a great opportunity to influence the design and flow of the new facility.

The event is at Clarence Park,10th July at the Wheeled Sports Area 2pm – 4pm.

In preparation for the afternoon, we’d like you to complete the small questionnaire and sketch sheet below so we can capture your feedback (click on images to enlarge). You can bring the completed sheet down to the meeting on the day (if allowable with COVID restrictions) or you can complete it by clicking here: Wheeled Sports (skate park) design. Alternatively, you can take a picture / scan and email to communities@proffittscic.com

Please feel free to share the sketch sheet and questionnaire with your friends – it would be great to get as much information as possible before final plans are agreed.

Thank you for your time and continued interest.


Following lots of consultation and feedback from the local community, we’re delighted to be able to share the plan for the intended Clarence Park improvements.

There is now a Friends of Clarence Park group working in partnership with Proffitts and Bury Council to deliver the plan and help make the changes.

You can click on the image below to enlarge the plan and take a look. Posters will also be displayed in the park. The first phase will focus on the skate park area – we’ll share more details with you soon.

If you have any questions or feedback please leave a comment below and someone will get back to you. Also, if you would like to share this plan with anyone – please do! Thanks to everyone for their support so far. This is a long term project and it’s great to have support from the local community.



As you may know, we were asked to give people more time to complete and return the survey for Clarence Park. Here are the updated results:

Clarence Park 2020

Following this, we’ve now got a plan to move forward and will begin to liaise with partners and user groups to work out key priorities and identify the funding needed. We’ll keep you updated.


Thanks to everyone who completed the questionnaire. Here’s a summary of what everyone had to say:

Clarence Consultation


We’re working alongside Bury Council to find out more about Clarence Park – we would like to know how the local community currently use the park, and how they would like to use the park in future.

We’ve already had some conversations with local residents and have attached a sketch design below which includes some ideas for improvements. However, we would really appreciate it if you could answer the questions on the short Clarence Park Questionnaire and let us have your thoughts and feedback before we finalise and prioritise any plans for the park. The survey is very quick and the responses you provide will give us really valuable information and insights.

Thank you for your help.


Following a meeting last week with Bury Borough Council, we are pleased to announce that we will be working towards making Clarence Park, Bury the first intended Dementia Friendly Park. We aim to create and install a variety of durable dementia friendly features within the park which will encourage use, confidence and physical activity within the park by older people, their families and their carers. The first step will be to involve local people, schools and current users of the park including Persona, in determining what improvements can be made. Potential improvements may be interpretation / picture boards / signage / reinstating features / access improvements / sound posts / site furniture / colours etc. Keep an eye on this site for updates. If you would like to get in touch, please leave a comment below.