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 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
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! 🙂
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 work SKM_C3110190717164800 . 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.
Weir Sketch Design v2
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.
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.