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Activities helping to put Blacon on the map

1 September 2016
Two young girls blow bubbles in a park

Blacon families have been enjoying a series of popular summer activities as they make the most of what the community has to offer.

More than 1,000 residents have so far attended community events held at Blacon Adventure Playground and the neighbourhood’s nature park.

Summer community events

Young people took part in sport, music, painting and treasure hunts at the Adventure Playground as part of National Playday, which highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

The Adventure Playground, which is managed by Avenue Services, has been serving the people of Blacon for nearly 50 years and has staged the celebration of play since 2014.

An exhibition of old photographs showing the Kipling Road site down the decades was also on display.

Avenue Services and Cheshire West and Chester Council’s local Greenspace Ranger then joined forces to provide a host of activities for children, including bush craft skills, nature trails, caving and a circus workshop, at the nature park in a bid to raise awareness of the community facility.

Run by the council, the nature park is also free to use for all and volunteers are being sought to get involved in activities to ensure it remains a valuable local asset.

Working with the community and the Greenspace Ranger, the council is facilitating a group called Friends of Blacon Nature Park which gives residents ownership of the space and encourages them to help look after the park.

“Encourage people to keep fit and active”

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, said: “There is so much for people to do in Blacon and the Adventure Playground and nature park are great examples.

“They are right on people’s doorsteps, don’t cost anything to use and encourage people to keep fit and active.

“We have a strong relationship with Cheshire West and Chester Council and will continue to work with them to showcase what Blacon has to offer and provide engaging activities for the community.”

If you would like to become a member of the Friends of Blacon Nature Park please contact enquiries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or telephone 0300 123 7620.