Funding bids totalling £100,000 are being sought to create a new bowling pavilion and make refurbishments to tennis courts at a borough park.
Community groups in Great Harwood have joined forces with ward councillors to try and secure cash for improvements at Lowerfold Park in the town.
Great Harwood Area Council has awarded two grants of £5,000 each to allow for the bids to be put together and hope to attract up to £90,000.
Ward councillor Ciaran Wells said facilities at the park are still “fit for purpose” but wants to provide residents with the best available.
He said: “We are pleased to be able to kick start the funding bid process with these two £5,000 grants. The bidding process is in the very early stages and these things are never guaranteed, but its good news that the bidding process has begun. They are the two biggest features in the park and we want to make sure they are at the best quality they can be.”
The council’s parks team are working with Accrington Tennis Club to attract funding to refurbish the courts and with Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum to bid for a new bowling pavilion. Coun Gareth Molineux said it will take at least six months from the date the bids are submitted before any decision will be made.
He said: “It’s great news the Area Council has been able to help Accrington Tennis Club and Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum with match funding to allow them to make these bids to improve two well-loved sporting amenities in the park. We are grateful to both organisations for their hard work and commitment to improving facilities at Lowerfold.”
If the funding bid for the bowling pavilion is successful the current building will be demolished to make way for the new one.