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Children’s delight as revamped Barrow park opens

A PARK in Barrow which has undergone a £200,000 revamp will be officially opened tomorrow.

Barrow Island Community Trust will be hosting the grand opening of Farm Street Park ‘The Rec’.

Trust chairman Bob Huitson and Eva Marvin, a pupil at Barrow Island Primary School, will be officially opening the park after a £200,000 refurbishment, funded by Big Local and WREN Landfill Communities Fund.

Barrow Island is one of the 150 areas nationally that are part of Big Local, a Big Lottery Fund investment, where residents choose how to invest £1m into their community over 10 years.

Barrow Island Community Trust is made up of volunteer resident representatives who have worked closely with the residents of Barrow Island to identify needs, gaps in provision and key priorities to which the funding should be allocated.

Some £151,692 of Big Lottery funds was allocated towards the project and additional funding of £46,258 from the Landfill Communities Fund of FCC Environment (administered by WREN) has enabled the community to receive a much sought after playground and Multi Use Games Area.

Trust member Andrea Taylor said: “The children have wanted this for years and now finally it’s happened”.

All are welcome to attend the opening at 4pm.

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