Friends of Anchorsholme Park planting up the beds
More about Anchorsholme Park, including information about opening times, facilities, etc.
Friends of Anchorsholme Park planting up the boat
New Zip Wire in Anchorsholme Park
A group of local volunteers have been working together who care about their local park and want to make it a great place for everyone to enjoy. Not only have they been raising funds and gathering support, they've been weeding and planting, putting Marigolds in the boat in the park and flowers in the beds.
Anchorsholme Park is in Councillor Paul Galley's Ward and he is part of the group. He tells us:
A key part of the regeneration has been the combination of excellent team work from everyone involved with the park, from the Friends Group to the cafe owner, the members of the bowling club, Blackpool Council and Cllr Tony Williams and myself.
Anchorsholme Park against the seafront just outside Cleveleys
We have all worked really hard to make the park a destination in it’s own right. The last 18 months has seen close to £20,000 spent in the park with a new archway, notice board, flower beds, Zip Wire and the opening of the toilet everyday along with the re opening and hire of the four tennis courts, golf course, bowling and Pitch and Putt.
Just last week the Friends Group won a bid with 100 per cent support from members of the public for over £6,000 for a new sports challenge trim trail which will be installed in the park around the Zip Wire later this summer taking the total investment in to the park over the £25,000 mark.
These are just the first stages of our exciting plans to make the Park a destination for local residents and tourists alike, we are currently in discussion with Marketing Blackpool who are again very supportive in helping promote the park to tourists coming to Blackpool especially as we are right next to a tram stop.
If we secure the funds to rebuild the Anchorsholme Promenade we are working closely with the council to open up the Park from the newly built promenade to connect our Park with it’s sea views to the new prom.
I’m really proud of what’s happened and if anyone wants a low cost fun day this summer, I would highly recommend a visit to Anchorsholme Park and especially one of the gorgeous ice creams from the cafe, they are yummy.
* Firstly to be a voice for the local community,
* Secondly to help rebuild the park and
* Thirdly to raise money for the park's restoration.
Some work has already been carried out, with the arrival of a new welcome archway that you can see at the left, taken in winter as you can see!
In the coming months, Anchorsholme Councillors Tony Williams and Paul Galley will be using some of their ward budget to replant flower beds in the entrance from Anchorsholme Lane and the Friends Group will help with planting and weeding in the park.
The Friends Group are looking for anyone who can help in anyway especially with the donation of flowers for the park or growing of plants for the park. The brownies and guides are planting up the boat at the main front entrance to the park, which once sailed on the waters of Stanley Park.
The community are also growing plants and taking cuttings for their 'Community Greenhouse' to stock the garden with flowers and plants for the summer, and if anyone has any spare plants or would like to help they should get in touch.
Cllr Paul Galley said "Our aim is to create a "Community Greenhouse" for Anchorsholme Park with members of the community growing and donating plants. If everyone in the area can just donate a few plants etc it will make a world of difference to our park."
The Group meets every month and is aiming to to do its first community planting day in the coming months.
Contact Cllr Paul Galley for when the Friends Group meets, to get involved, or to donate plants.
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