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Councillors mark the start of improvement works at Jubilee Park in Knowsley

Jubilee Park improvements underway

by Gemma Melling

Visitors to Jubilee Park in Huyton are welcoming the start of a programme of improvements at the green space, including a new toddler play area.

The £88,000 project, expected to be completed in time for the school summer holidays in August, will see the re-surfacing and installation of new equipment in both the toddler and children’s play areas, as well as improvements to the pavilion to improve security and reduce anti-social behaviour.

The former bowling green, currently fenced off, will be opened up for the public to use for park activities and hedges and trees will be trimmed back to improve sight lines across the park.

The project has been made possible following a partnership between Huyton Juniors FC, Page Moss Friends and Family, North Huyton Communities Future, which has successfully bid for the funding from Enovert Community Trust (£48,000), the Government’s ‘Pocket Parks’ initiative (£25,000) and the council’s Knowsley Better Together Communities Fund (£15,000).

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “Jubilee Park is already a very popular, much-loved park and these improvements will create an even better green space and improved facilities for local residents of all ages. We have worked closely with all of the community groups to support their funding bid and are delighted that this has been successful for the benefit of the whole community.”