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Skrinkle Park - Pembrokeshire

December 19, 2017

Skrinkle Park – Pembrokeshire

A dated, 25-year-old Pembrokeshire park, deemed unsafe to use, has undergone the first phase of an amazing transformation thanks to a huge community fundraising project.  Wicksteed was the chosen park supplier and has, so far, installed 5 new pieces of equipment including a Crusader rope swing, zip-wire, Zig Zag Twisters and a Castle Multiplay system.

The play area, which is situated on the Skrinkle Estate Manorbier, has been saved due to a stalwart 17-month fundraising effort by the community which has raised close to £32k, with another £10k to raise to finish the junior park.  Fundraising will then continue to raise a further £20k for a toddler area!   As well as holding fundraising events involving local businesses and schools, the project, which is now a fully registered charity, has received a grant from Welsh Government Funding, South Hook LNG power station and Manorbier Council.

“We have been working closely with P.C.C and our chosen park supplier Wicksteed, who were by far the better choice of park suppliers that we were given.  We have a long way to go before the junior park is 100% completed and then we will move onto our toddler park, which is also in a dire condition and needs an upgrade, and again we will work with Wicksteed,” commented Natasha Lane, Secretary of Skrinkle Park Committee.

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Wicksteed at Skrinkle Park

Written by: Andy Prentice
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