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All the fun of the fair at Mill Dam Park

by Laura Johnston

A celebration event to mark the completion of improvement works at Mill Dam Park, Kirkby was a fun-filled success.

There were donkey rides, fairground rides, face painting, bouncy castle and lots more fun for all the family at the free event which marked the culmination of a two-year improvement programme at the park on Mill Lane, Kirkby. Developments included upgrading footpaths, improvements to the fishing lake and woodland areas, as well as the replacement of the old community building with a new, purpose-built community space.

The new multi-purpose building at Mill Dam Park

The new building, which features an office and toilets, will be hosting community events and activities run by the council’s Green Space Rangers. There’s also space for a community café, and the council is on the look-out for those interested in running a café at the park. Anyone interested in using the building, or opening a café, can contact the Green Spaces Team on 0151 443 3682.

In 2016 the Mill Dam Stakeholder Group, made up of local residents, ward councillors, representatives from Pedal Away, Mill Dam Angling Club and Kirkby Walking Group, was formed to develop a vision for the park. This group has been meeting regularly and was successful in securing £72,500 funding from Veolia to complete the improvements.