Future vision for Worden Park to be discussed at public meeting

Restoring the conservatory is part of the vision for Worden Park. Photo by reader David Ashmore
Restoring the conservatory is part of the vision for Worden Park. Photo by reader David Ashmore
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People are invited to have their say on future proposals for Worden Park at a special council meeting tonight (Tuesday).

South Ribble Council’s scrutiny committee has drawn up a long-term vision for how members would like to see the park enhanced and developed over the next 20 years.

Park visitors are being asked to attend the scrutiny meeting at the Civic Centre in West Paddock at 6pm, to air their views and hear what the council has in store for the popular facility.

Chair of the scrutiny committee, Coun Mick Titherington, said: “Worden Park quite rightly has a proud reputation as one of the best parks in the North West, and we’re incredibly lucky to have it on our doorsteps.

“It has more than a quarter of a million visitors a year, so it is subject to significant wear and tear, so we must guard against complacency to ensure that standards remain high.

“This is a real opportunity for members of the public to come and see what’s going on, and I look forward to seeing lots of people at the meeting to share their ideas.”

The vision focuses on the maintenance and restoration of the park’s historic features, the conservation of ecology and the provision of facilities for visitors.

Up for discussion will be the improvements carried out in recent months, including a new pedestrian bridge, landscaping and footpaths, as well work on an overflow car park.

The committee will also talk about upcoming work, such as the installation of new driveways and extensive drainage work.