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Crazy golf returns to Haigh Country Park
Thursday 18th July, 2013

VISITORS to Haigh Country Park can now enjoy teeing off at the transformed crazy golf course!

A project spearheaded by Friends of Haigh Country Park volunteers has seen the site spruced up in time for the summer holidays.

John Hulme, Chairman of the Friends group, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get the work finished before the schools break up. We are aiming to have the facility open every day over the holidays so that as many people as possible can have some fun playing on the course!”

Work that has taken place to re-vamp the site included clearing of vegetation, re-felting the crazy golf surface and re-painting the obstacles.

The project was supported by leisure and culture provider WLCT, Jewson Building Supplies and Longmate’s in Hindley Green who supplied materials at a reduced cost, and students from PROCO Northwest who carried out structural work on the course, refurbished obstacles and made the new windmill feature.

Local councillors also awarded the project £1,000 Brighter Borough funding.

Cllr Chris Ready, Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and shows that, when the community works in partnership with local organisations, a real difference can be made.”

Louisa Bibby, Parks Activities Officer at WLCT, said: “It’s wonderful to have such a passionate Friends group on site and we’ve been really pleased to support them in refurbishing the crazy golf course. There’s a lot going on at Haigh Country Park and I’d encourage families to come along this summer to enjoy the activities on offer and experience a great day out.”

The Friends of Haigh Country Park formed in 2012 and already have more than 170 members. They are working with leisure and culture provider WLCT, which manages the estate on behalf of Wigan Council.

If you would like to become a Friend of Haigh Country Park please visit www.friendsofhaighcountrypark.org.uk or call 07776 350831.

For details of events and activities at Haigh Country Park, visit www.wlct.org


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