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Blacon community facility gets new kitchen

14 July 2016
A Sanctuary Maintenance employee measures for a kitchen worktop.

A community facility for youngsters that has been serving Blacon for around 40 years is set to benefit from a new kitchen.

Blacon Adventure Playground features an urban farm, environmental area and children’s garden, and is used by about 5,000 people every month.

Managed by Avenue Services, it also caters for community groups, schools and colleges.

Kitchen refurbishment

The fully equipped kitchen will replace the 1970s original and will be used by the nine staff who work to ensure the popular Kipling Road attraction is open for residents throughout the year.

Units for the kitchen have been donated by supplier Magnet Kitchens and the accessories have been provided by Travis Perkins.

The kitchen is being fitted by Christopher Bates, a 30-year-old working towards a maintenance operations apprenticeship with Sanctuary Group.

“We are extremely grateful for these donations”

Sandra Hewitt, Blacon Adventure Playground manager, said: “Having the new kitchen is fantastic news for the playground because it frees up money to be used for different things to benefit the local community, so we are extremely grateful for these donations.”

What is the Blacon Adventure Playground?

Among the activities on offer at Blacon Adventure Playground is the urban farm which is home to variety of animals such as donkeys, chickens and ducks.

Children are involved in the day-to-day care of the animals and they are also encouraged to suggest ways of improving the playground for others.

Colleges use the playground for placements and students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich are currently working at the site.

In addition, staff run indoor workshops and there is a large indoor space for community groups to hire.

Blacon Adventure Playground is free to use and is open from 11am to 7pm during the week and between 10am and 6pm at weekends.