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Weir Play, Rossendale

Weir Play, Rossendale


A huge thank you to the amazing children, staff, and parents, from Northern Primary School who helped with the planting event at Weir Play Area today. The weather wasn’t great, but the children were awesome – they planted hundreds of wildflower plugs that should bring some extra colour to the site in future years. It was a lot of work, and we really couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you! πŸ‘πŸŒΊβ˜”


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Great to see the play area get a mention in the Lancashire Telegraph this week πŸ™‚


After a winter of rain, frost, sunshine and even snow, it’s wonderful to see Weir play area updated and open again!

Thanks to everyone for their patience and continued support while the contractors worked hard on site. Thanks also to the brilliant teams at FCC Community Action Fund, Lancashire Environment Fund, Tesco Bags of Help, and Nations Lottery Awards for All for funding the project alongside Rossendale Borough Council and local community donations – we couldn’t have done it without you all!

A special thank you must also go to the artistic children from Northern Primary School in Weir, who designed the new signs for the play space πŸ™‚

We’ll need to wait until later in Spring to carry out remediation work on the grassed areas, so watch out for that. Until then, happy playing πŸ™‚

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The site at Weir is coming together nicely! We need some dry days to get the special rubber mulch under 2 of the units laid (it can’t be done in the rain), and then the team can move on to the topsoiling, turfing and finishing touches. Almost there…:-)

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The weather has been awful, but Landscape Engineering Ltd are on site and making good progress!

Hopefully, the new play equipment will start to be installed next week, and the team should have all works completed by the end of the year🀞 . The project is going ahead thanks to funding from Rossendale Borough Council, FCC Community Action Fund, Lancashire Environment Fund, Tesco Bags of Help, Nations Lottery Awards for All and also community donations – THANK YOU all πŸ™‚


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The contractors from Landscape Engineering Ltd will be starting work to improve the play area on 25th September 2023. Works are expected to last for approximately 8-10 weeks, weather permitting. Please note that the site will be closed to the public during this time for safety.

The project has been made possible with generous funding from Rossendale Borough Council, FCC Community Action Fund, Lancashire Environment Fund, Tesco Bags of Help, Nations Lottery Awards for All and also community donations.

We’ll keep you updated on progress here, so do check back regularly for updates πŸ™‚


As part of the play area project, local children from Northern Primary School in Weir have been busy designing new signs for the play space. The children have done an amazing job, and we can’t believe how many designs entries we received! They were all fantastic, and we’ve included a small selection for you to take a look at below.

We’re hoping contractors will be on site in October 2023. We’ll update you again once the exact start date is confirmed πŸ™‚

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Great news…funding for the project has now been secured! The work has been put out to tender, and we should have a contractor confirmed soon. As soon as we have a start date, we’ll let you know, so do check back here for updates! πŸ™‚


Hi all, thanks loads for your feedback! We got lots of good ideas from the questionnaires and the drawings the children at Weir Northern Primary did. Attached is a summary of the results so you can see what was said as a community. Weir Summary Data_All_190909 and the school children’s workΒ  SKM_C3110190717164800Β . We are now at the stage of fund raising. This stage takes ages and is not an easy thing to do. We are in the process of applying to a range of funders for a range of amounts of ‘match funding’. We have actually applied to one funder but didn’t manage to secure so we wont be able to do everything in one go and will have to phase the work now into 2 phases is we are indeed successful with the remaining fundraising. Please see the attached most up to date plan.

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Please cross your fingers and hope we can get there. Thanks for your continued support. Remember to share this and feel free to send us your comments using the comment box below.


A sketch and brief questionnaire outlining the plans for Weir play area are now ready for everyone to take a look at. If you could take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts and feedback, we’d be really grateful. You can click to enlarge to sketch design below and answer the survey questions by clicking this link to the Weir Play Survey

Thank you for your help – we’ll keep you updated as the project moves forward.

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Proffitts are working alongside Weir Pride and Rossendale Borough Council to consult with the local community in Weir to determine what sort of improvements and upgrades they would like to see to the play area and recreation space in Weir. A consultation is being carried out over the summer of 2019 – watch this space for more details and a link to the questionnaire.