Field of dreams becomes a reality in Furness Vale

Improvements to the playing fields off Park Avenue in Furness Vale have been given the green light by councillors.
Improvements to the playing fields off Park Avenue in Furness Vale have been given the green light by councillors.

A playing field will become an outdoor gym and recreational centre after planners gave new proposals the green light.

Members of High Peak Borough Council’s Development and Select Committee voted unanimously in favour of allowing Furness Vale Community Organising Green Space (COGS) to update the playing fields, off Park Avenue.

Work will now begin installing paths within, and surrounding, the park, with areas for benches and outdoor gym equipment alongside the paths. There are five different pieces of equipment to be installed, including a Tai Chi spinner, self weighted rowers, elliptical cross trainer, arm and pedal bike and an air walker.

A report published prior to the meeting said there would be a small area of gabion walling to retain a previously-levelled football pitch, and that the group would install two vehicle barriers at the entrance to the park at Park Avenue and Coachmans Lane to prevent unauthorised access.