A COMMUNITY event to celebrate the improvements made at Saxons Lane play area will take place next weekend.

The event, showcasing the improvements at the play area in Greenbank, will run from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, June 22 with everyone invited to bring a picnic and join in.

Partners such as Brio Leisure, Active Cheshire, Cheshire Police, Northwich Town Council, the Weaver Vale Greenbank Hub and the Northwich Skate Park Campaign will be coming along to meet the community and provide a range of activities during the afternoon.

Council officers will also be present and are keen to speak to residents interested in forming a Saxons Lane Friends Group.

In addition, the council’s ASIST officer (Area Streets Information and Solutions Team) will looking for volunteers to join a community litter pick and will be available to offer advice and support to local residents.

The whole project has been a significant partnership initiative bringing in funding from the Council together with funding support from the WREN FCC Communities Foundation, the Veolia Environmental Trust, Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, Local Ward Members for Greenbank and Winnington & Castle, Northwich Town Council, Weaver Vale Housing Trust, and Tesco Bags of Help.

Children from Hartford High School and Charles Darwin Community Primary School also got involved by providing their ideas on how the park could be improved.

Representatives from the Northwich Skate Park Campaign have also had input into the final design of the skate area, working alongside the council’s Total Environment Landscape Design Team.

CWAC leader Cllr Louise Gittins – responsible for wellbeing and green spaces – said: “I am really pleased that the Saxons Lane project is now complete.

This has been a significant programme of investment delivered by the council and its partners and the community now has a wonderful new play area, multi-use games area, skate area, playing pitch, additional footpaths and landscaping.

“I would like to pass on my thanks to all of the project partners and funders who have made this initiative a reality. I am sure this new facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.

“I also welcome the establishment of the Friends Group which will be a key element to sustain community involvement with this wonderful facility.”