Bridge built to access Worden Park

Councillor Peter Mullineaux at the site of the proposed bridge to Worden Park
Councillor Peter Mullineaux at the site of the proposed bridge to Worden Park
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Work is set to start to build a £25,000 foot and cycle bridge to create a new entrance to Worden Park.

South Ribble Council announced plans last year to inject £135,000 into improvements at the Leyland park, which included a bridge over Cricketer’s Brook to allow access from Parkgate Drive.

Coun Peter Mullineaux, the council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and street scene said: “The bad weather we’ve had has meant that we haven’t been able to get all of the equipment across the fields in the park to the bridge yet, but it’s estimated that it will be ready by the end of March, in time for the school holidays.

“The hope is for it to give people the flexibility to come to the park from the other side.”

Improvements also include re-laying the paved and cobbled areas around the craft centre units (£50,000), completing a footpath from North Lodge to the play area (£20,000), and reconstructing footpaths in the formal gardens (£40,000).