Makeover at Pennington Flash Nature Reserve

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Exciting plans to improve the visitor facilities at Pennington Flash Nature Reserve in Leigh are underway.  

The £1.6m makeover includes a new visitor centre and café with internal and external seating areas and a package of improvement works as part of the second phase of the £5m Believe in Leigh programme.

Funding has also been earmarked for a woodland play area and improved toilet and parking facilities, following feedback from residents. 

In 2017, residents were given the opportunity to submit their ideas for improvements in Leigh as part of the Believe in Leigh fund. More than 100 suggestions were submitted with ideas ranging from new play areas to better shopping facilities in the town centre.

The first phase of Believe in Leigh has already seen substantial improvement projects delivered in Leigh town centre, such as better CCTV provision, improved street lighting, street furniture and environmental works.