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Haworth Art Gallery invites kids to design their dream Back Lane play area

This weekend, Haworth Art Gallery is inviting children to design their own 3-D model of what a perfect play area would look like

Kath Pratt

Children are being invited to help make a 3-D model of their dream play area.

Haworth Art Gallery is inviting youngster to help design and create the model for the play area to be built on land off Back Lane, Baxenden.

Baxenden ward Councillor Kath Pratt asked the Haworth to get involved in the project.

She said the play area plans have been in the pipeline for just over a year but they have been struggling to find funding for the scheme as early estimates showed the works could cost upwards of £70,000.

Coun Pratt said: “There is already a play area at Back Lane but it is very run down and the equipment is not very good.

“By getting children involved in designing the play area we can come up with something they will like and want to spend time at.”

Based on the designs Coun Pratt said they will look into applying for grants to fund the project. The Baxenden Area Council has agreed to put forward match funding as the project develops.

Yvonne Robins, learning access coordinator at the Haworth Art Gallery, said she was looking forward to hearing what ideas children in the area have.

She said: “It's going to be quite interesting. During the session they will be able to look at different play equipment and will hopefully find exactly what they want for their play area.”

A drop-in session is being held on Saturday, February 9 from 2pm to 3.30pm for youngsters to begin work on their models.

 
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