Play area set for take-off

The new playground at Warton, behind the Community Centre
The new playground at Warton, behind the Community Centre

A new aircraft-themed playground is set for take-off in Warton.

The site behind the village community centre on Lytham Road, intended for under-fives, has been installed by the parish council with the help of a ‘substantial donation’ from neighbouring BAE Systems and will be officially opened next month.

Coun Julie Brickles, who represents the village on Fylde Council as well as serving on the parish council, said: “BAE Systems has been very generous and we have designed the playground to reflect the village’s aircraft traditions.

“One piece of equipment is designed to be like an airfield fire engine and we have the USAF star built into the safety surface, while other equipment includes propeller spinners, an aircraft control panel, an aeroplane springer and two cloud frames that should be very popular.

“There really will be something for everyone as we are also installing new seating and have drained the grassed areas to make them more attractive.”

Fylde mayor Linda Nulty will perform the officially opening on Saturday, November 9 at 1pm. Fylde MP Mark Menzies, members of Bryning-with-Warton Parish Council and representatives of BAE Systems will also attend.

Andy Leahy, BAE Systems’ Warton site director, added: “BAE Systems is at the heart of Warton and we are delighted to support the refurbishment of the park.”