Residents invited to help shape the future of Heysham play area

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Lancaster City Council is inviting local residents to play their part in shaping the future of a popular play area in Heysham.

The Cliffs Play Area (also known by some as Bay Cottages) situated close to the shoreline between Whinnysty Lane and Knowlys Road, has come to the end of its useful life.

A play area at this site has been enjoyed by families and visitors to the area for more than 30 years.

Without the funding to replace local play areas, the council is urging local communities to work in partnership with its officers to discuss ways in which play areas can be retained and improved.

Lancaster City Council is inviting all members of the Heysham community with an interest in saving The Cliffs Play Area to attend a meeting to share ideas and determine a way forward for the facility.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 8, at Heysham Library, Heysham Road, Heysham starting at 6.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along and get involved.

Coun David Smith, Cabinet member with responsibility for parks and open spaces, said: “With a limited budget to be able to provide and maintain our local play areas, we have already seen many communities pulling together and working alongside the council to tap into external funding and make really special things happen.

“I would urge those with an interest in saving The Cliffs Play Area to come along to the meeting and be part of the future of this popular facility.”