Community event will celebrate completion of Sytchcroft play area and open space improvements in Neston

20 June 2019

A community event is taking place to celebrate the completion of the Sytchcroft play area and open space improvements, which are now open to the public. 

Everyone is invited to bring along a picnic and enjoy the celebrations at the new facility on Saturday 29 June from 10am to 12pm. 

Children from two local schools, Neston Primary School and Neston High School, have been involved by designing graphic logos which represent the park with local artist Chris Goodwin.

Mosaic interpretations of these logo designs were then produced by artist Tracey Cartledge and inlaid in the footpath near to the play area. Some of the logos were also used to create ‘Welcome’ signage for the park.

Children from Neston Primary School, Woodfall Primary School and St Winefrides Catholic Primary School helped to further enhance the greenspace by planting bulbs and trees on the site.

At the celebration event partners such as Brio Leisure, Cheshire Police, Neston Town Council, Neston Library and For Housing will be coming along to meet the community and provide a range of activities.

Council officers will also be present and are keen to speak to residents interested in forming a Sytchcroft Park Friends Group.  In addition, the Council’s ASIST Officer (Area Streets Information and Solutions Team) will looking for volunteers to join a community litter pick and will be available to offer advice and support to local residents.

The whole project has been a significant partnership initiative bringing in funding from the Council together with funding support from FCC Communities Foundation, Neston Town Council, Neston S106 Group, Neston Civic Society, Cheshire Police, For Housing, Adactus Housing, Borderlands Railways and Tesco Bags of Help.

The Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Greenspaces, Councillor Louise Gittins said:  “I am really pleased that the Sytchcroft play area and open space improvement project is now complete.  This has been a significant programme of investment delivered by the Council and its partners.

“Many thanks to all the children who helped design the beautiful mosaics which now have pride of place in this fantastic play area and open space.

 “I would like to pass on my thanks to all of the project partners and funders who have made this initiative a reality. I am sure this new facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in Neston. The establishment of the Friends Group will be a key element to sustain community involvement.”

Anyone interested in joining the Friends Group can find out more by emailing: rurallocality@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


 

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