Further prom improvements

Work to prepare Morecambe’s newest play area for the busy spring and summer period is under way.

Last year Lancaster City Council installed a new play area adjacent to the Eric Morecambe statue.

Tens of thousands of children have used the play area since it was installed, with many praising the innovative design.

Now, in preparation for the expected busy Easter period, the park’s safety surfacing will be receiving some TLC.  The work is expected to take around a week and will see new surfacing being laid to ensure the play area is in tip top shape.

The eagle eyed will have also spotted new benches being installed in the area around the play area and statue.

Designed by local artists Kate Drummond and John Kingston, the benches make use of some of the old promenade storm boards that are no longer required.

Their vivid colours are a link to the Met Office weather warning system while also lining up in aspects to the Morecambe Bay branding palette.

Also in the pipeline for later this week are the installation of new monolith style information signs.

Designed to help visitors to the town find their way, they are being installed on Marine Road Central, Central Drive and Pedder Street, along with new fingerposts in various locations.

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Last updated: 13 March 2017