‘Worn out’ park is smoothed out

Councillor Peter Mullineaux, cabinet member for Street Scene at South Ribble Borough Council, with the patch of resurfacing at Worden Park.

Councillor Peter Mullineaux, cabinet member for Street Scene at South Ribble Borough Council, with the patch of resurfacing at Worden Park.

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Problems at Leyland’s flagship park have finally been smoothed out.

The Guardian recently reported how Worden Park’s car park had suffered from potholes and a broken dog wash and dog walkers spoke out, saying the park had become run down.

But South Ribble Borough Council has now taken action to resolve the issues, resurfacing parts of the car park.

Bent Lane resident Karl Harrison complained about the state of the facilities after seeing the car park deteriorate, but he says he is happy with the new progress.

He said: “I’m really happy with the results, and it just shows that when the public make sure their voice’s heard, it works.

“After months of complaints and no action, things are finally improving, and it’s a step in the right direction.”

He added: “I’ll give the council credit where it’s due.”

Coun Peter Mullineaux, cabinet member with responsibility for street scene at the council, said they carried out work to repair the damage as soon as they could.

He said: “We have undertaken work on the roads running through Worden Park, filling in the pot holes and resurfacing a large area.

“We have also repaired the dog wash following a number of incidents of vandalism over recent weeks.

“We listen to our residents and when they report problems in Worden Park, or anywhere else in the borough, we do our best to fix the problem as soon as we can.

“In this case, the work was already scheduled to be done.

“More improvements are scheduled for the footpaths outside the cottages and North Lodge in the near future.

“We are always looking at ways to improve facilities and maintain high standards at Worden Park.

“It is the jewel in the crown of Leyland, having being awarded a prestigious Green Flag every year since the scheme’s beginning in 1996, making it the only green space north of London to have achieved this.”