Improved play area in Burnley officially opened

Published on Wed Aug 16 2023
Adults and children cutting ribbon in front of new play area

A newly-refurbished play area in Burnley has been officially opened.

The playground in Healeywood underwent a £45,000 “makeover” and now includes features such as a zip-line, new basket swing, see-saw and climbing frame. Other existing equipment has been refurbished and improved.

The work was part-funded by the Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the balance being met by Burnley Council. Further SPF money has been set aside to carry out improvements to other play areas at Clifton Street and Malvern Avenue.

The Healeywood site was officially opened by Councillor John Harbour, the council’s executive member for housing and greenspaces, and ward councillor Martyn Hurt, with help from local children.

Coun. Harbour said: “It’s great to see the play area being given a new lease of life and I’m sure it will be well used. It’s a great community asset and part of an ongoing, wider programme of improvements to play areas across the borough.”

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