News article created on 14 February 2017

Big improvements to Marsh Lane playground in Nantwich

Plans to improve a children’s playground on Marsh Lane in Nantwich near the Shropshire Union Canal are set to go ahead.

Boats moored along towpath on Shropshire Union Canal Shropshire Union Canal

We have been granted £48,245 funding from WREN to improve the existing playground which we own, to create a welcoming, safe and accessible facility for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Work is expected to start in the spring and the money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to remove some of the existing playground equipment and install a new wide slide, new swings and safety flooring.

Sarah Lalieu, our enterprise manager said: "We’re delighted to be awarded the funding from WREN to improve the play facilities at Marsh Lane. The playground is well used by the local community and the existing equipment is looking rather worn out and not an exciting place to take your children to play.

"We’ve consulted with lots of local parents and grandparents and we hope they will be happy with the new equipment which is going to be installed in the spring."

Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Cheshire, says: "We’re delighted to be supporting the Marsh Lane Play Area project and pleased our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for children and young families across Nantwich. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon."

Cllr Arthur Moran of Cheshire East Council added: "This is great news that we’ve been awarded the funding to carry out these improvements which will be welcome news for all the community."