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Work begins on new inclusive and toddler friendly playground at Ford Park

Plans for a new inclusive playground at Ulverston’s Ford Park are a step closer to becoming a reality – with work now underway.

The playground, which is being funded by a £100,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation and a generous contribution from Coordination Group Publication (CGP) Ltd, will provide inclusive play equipment for all children, including opportunities for toddlers too.

Work was due to begin on Friday 28th January to remove the existing playground, and the team at charity-run Ford Park are looking forward to seeing the transformation and the huge difference a new playground will make to local families and children.

Jill Salmon, Chief Executive at Ford Park Community Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with local company Playdale to help us realise this exciting new project to provide an inclusive play environment for the community.”

Shirley-Anne Wilson, Chair of Trustees, said: “We are very excited and grateful for this funding to provide an inclusive playground for all children to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming families to our wonderful green space and it’s particularly pleasing that a local company is carrying out the work.”

FCC Communities Foundation representative for the area, said: “It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefitting children across Ulverston.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

First published January 2022

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