Park’s cause for double delight

Park View 4U celebrate QEII park status with new buting which will be adordning the park at jubilee time. Maria Tierney (President & founder Lytham Belles WI who made the bunting) & Catherine Powell (Community Development Manager Park View 4U). Children front Clemmie (4), Hebe (6). Back row Finn (11) and Freya (12)
Park View 4U celebrate QEII park status with new buting which will be adordning the park at jubilee time. Maria Tierney (President & founder Lytham Belles WI who made the bunting) & Catherine Powell (Community Development Manager Park View 4U). Children front Clemmie (4), Hebe (6). Back row Finn (11) and Freya (12)

LYTHAM’s Park View 4U play area has had a right Royal double boost as it shapes up to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in super style.

Not only has it been confirmed that the park has been designated a QEII Field as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, but the site is one of just 20 fields nationally chosen to host a large community event on Jubilee Day itself, June 4.

An event entitled Have a Field Day will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee as well as the forthcoming Olympic Games.

The Fitness Industry Association will join forces with Asda Active to provide a variety of taster sporting activities, as well as inflatables and a high-rope course.

Lytham Belles WI group will also be joining in the fun, hosting traditional competitions in a marquee, open to all with a wide range of categories as well as donating specially-designed Jubilee bunting.

The Jubilee celebration at Park View will also see the official opening of the park’s amphitheatre, as well as the unveiling a plaque at the soon-to-open new Community Centre.

Park View 4U officials are encouraging families to come down to the park on the day, bring their picnics and join in the fun.

Chairman Tony Croftsaid: “We’re absolutely delighted. The QEII Field status means the playing fields will be protected as a recreational space forever – a very fitting legacy – while our Have a Field Day will have something for the whole family, from afternoon tea in the marquee to fun activities for all.”

The aim of the QEII status is to protect 2012 outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country, as a permanent living legacy of the landmark occasions of both the Jubilee and Olympic games.

Coun Sue Fazackerley, Fylde Council cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Park View 4U’s volunteers have done fantastic work and designation as a QEII field will preserve their work for the future.”